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hot water ceiling radiant heating

age of house? System... copper tube,steel, pex,poly butylene? What did the previuos owner say? Did you ask? I bet the system was chaged when the leak sprug...and they owners bailed....kpc

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  • hot water ceiling radiant heating

    I have purchased a house in Newport News VA. It is currently heated with natural gas forced hot air through floor ducts. The house also has a gas boiler connected to a ceiling radiant heating system. The gas the boiler is turned off and system drained. I would like to know if getting it repaired ( there seems to be a small leak in the ceiling) would be a good idea or just rip out the system?


  • ceiling rocks, but I'd bet dollars to donuts the one you've got wasn't designed well and that played a part in it being abandoned. I might be wrong, but that's my hunch.

    If you're willing to do some piping rehab in addition to fixing a leak, that might be worth your time.
  • mtfallsmikey
    mtfallsmikey Member Posts: 765
    I have seen several of these systems

    All were done in the mid 50's by one particular contractor where I live in No. Va. I've replaced boilers in 2 of them, busted up part of the system in one house that I did a bath remodel in. The ceilings were mud set lath / plaster,tubing was "L" copper and was intact, and worked very well. Throw some air pressure to the piping, and see what shakes out, but I agree that it was probably abandoned.
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