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Ultra-Finn vs staple up

Jim_109 Member Posts: 45
What effect does heat loss have on Ultra-Finn vs staple up at the same floor temperature? [email protected]


  • Kevin_in_Denver_2
    Kevin_in_Denver_2 Member Posts: 588

    Ultra-Fin can supply more heat to a given room, but it would mean a higher floor temperature.
    Superinsulated Passive solar house, Buderus in floor backup heat by Mark Eatherton, 3KW grid-tied PV system, various solar thermal experiments
  • jp_2
    jp_2 Member Posts: 1,935
    R U sure about that?

    ultra fin work on convection, staple up with heavy plates works by good old conduction.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,004
    define \"staple up\"

    I prefer UF to bare tube stapled against the floor. If that is how you define staple up.

    UF work nice if you are adding to a HW baseboard system, no temperature mixing required.

    Best method, for retro fit would be the extruded transfer plates, with a mixed down temperature. Usually 100- 120 will work with transfer plates.

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