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mb_2 Member Posts: 9
Do a heat loss. Use 1/2" oxygen barrier tube. Seperate the potable from the heating by means of a flat plate heat exchanger. Try Find a Pro on this site near you, they may consult with you.


  • Layman_2
    Layman_2 Member Posts: 1
    Pre plumbed radiant from Hannel Direct

    I'm getting ready to build a 2000 sq. foot slab on grade house in Onyx, California. I'm thinking about purchasing a pre-plumbed radiant floor system from Hannel Direct (radiantdirect.com). Has anyone had any experience with these guys? Polaris heater vs. regular water heater? Land mines to look out for? Also, I'm planning to insulate the slab with 2" polystyrene - both outside the footings and below the slab. Sorry to ask so many questions, but there is so much contradictory information and salesmanship out there it's hard to know for sure. Thanks!
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    Where you can make the sanest investment is....

    in the insulation ventilation Then Heatilation of your building.

    Were you looking into design help with these aspects First, you might change the philosophy on the 'Financial comfort' side of home ownership.
  • Norm Harvey
    Norm Harvey Member Posts: 684

    I think you will be ultimtely happier if you have a radiant professional that is local to you consult and/or quote the job. Hydronics is not rocket science, but it also is not a do it yourself project.

    Ask for referances, actually check them, and ask to see pictures of his work.

    "We see the world as WE are, not as IT is, because it is the "I" behind the EYE that does the seeing"
  • MIke_Jonas
    MIke_Jonas Member Posts: 209

    First time I ever went to this companies web site. The pics of "overhead" are a fine example of what not to do.
    Being a radiant heat contractor, the people
  • Rich Kontny_3
    Rich Kontny_3 Member Posts: 562
    Set in Stone

    So many homeowners want to look for cheap options when it comes to hidden items.(things that don't show) Since most radiant systems are set in stone why not go the extra mile to get it right?

    Is this packaged system company going to come out when there are problems? What guarantee is there of accuracy?What are the options for heat sources and controls?

    This is truly not an area where you want to skimp! Get several quotes from professionals and if you want to save ask if you can do some of the repetitious work.

    A well designed system is an investment that will pay dividends in the form of efficiences and comfort. If you do your homework it is obvious that the use of a professional with experience and references is money well spent.

    With the ever changing methods used in radiant you need an up to date radiant professional.

    Contribute more by consuming less!
  • Josh_10
    Josh_10 Member Posts: 787
    A good FA System is better than a poor Radiant Heating System

    Two things come to mind immediatly. Number 1 my suppliers won't even sell Polaris anymore because of reliability issues (especially with heating). And #2 I make ALLOT more money on fixing do-it-yourself projects than I ever do installing them in the first place.

    If you can't afford to have it done right, you can't afford radiant heat.
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