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Ice melt layout for stairs

Rich L.
Rich L. Member Posts: 414
We did a job like this at a local college about 6 years ago. It's a patio area outside of the entry doors, then about 15 steps, approximately 10 feet wide, a landing and that pattern repeats several times as you travel down. We installed barrier pex, no aluminum, not sure if it was available yet, and ran parallel with the step width, several passes per tread then down to the next step, tying off to the rerod as we went. It's powered by 3 GV-6 boilers and works like a champ.


  • Nron_13
    Nron_13 Member Posts: 164
    Icemelt for stairs

    I have a client that wants to put in a set of concrete stairs and have icemelt to the stairs and pad at the bottem where ther will be a drain , what is the best tubing method for layout on stairs ?
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,841

    and bend it to match the stairs rise and run. the hardest part is fastening it to SOMETHING to hold it in place during the pour. Tie wire to strips works but does get in the finishers way.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
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