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Radiant heat on youtube

EJW_3 Member Posts: 69
Thats what I was thinking myself.


  • EJW_3
    EJW_3 Member Posts: 69
    Radiant on youtube

    Check this out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E4cFaZYgLU

  • Dan C.
    Dan C. Member Posts: 248

    If I did a job that looked like that i don't think I would be so quick to put it on you tube. Also it is an open system.

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  • Big Will
    Big Will Member Posts: 396
    Its sad

    He probably has no idea that there is anything wrong with that. How many homes have been proudly plumbed that way by unknowing companies. Their are a lot of low income housing projects in my area that have fan convectors run of a 75 gallon water heater that is for domestic as well. I looked at one a while ago and tried to explain to the real estate agent why it was bad. I would have been better of just muttering to my self.
  • troy_8
    troy_8 Member Posts: 109
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    That is why I don't frame houses. I'm sure a real carpenter would look at my framing and laugh. Be aware of do-it-alls. It takes practice to perfect your skills at any trade. When you do it all you tend to be mediocre at all. Just my experience. Builders really should stick to building. Mechanicals are getting to technical even for many heating contractors. There just isn't enough time in the day to be an expert on everything.
  • Ross_7
    Ross_7 Member Posts: 577
    where ..

    in the hell are the inspectors on projects like this?
  • Dan M.
    Dan M. Member Posts: 2
    Why is this wrong

    I personally have never mixed heating water with domestic, my father told me never to do it. I never asked him why, its just the way it was supposed to be. I just assumed he was right and I learned a long time ago he was usually right. But unfortunately I can't ask him anymore and I would like to know why this is a bad practice.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928

    I won't even use DHW for cooking. My grandma told me never to do it. "Bad things grow in water heaters," she said.
  • bacterial amplification

    is the issue where open systems are concerned. Google "warm water + Legionella" for some reading material and "Legionella, the coming of the third plague". There's more than a ton of info available.

    Nice gas line in the vid!!!
  • csmclean_2
    csmclean_2 Member Posts: 10


    Even I, who knows very little about these sorts of things, could see major trouble with this system!!

    Perhaps appropriately, in the "related videos" column is an excerpt from The Three Stooges "A Plumbing We Will Go", with the famous Curly/oyster stew scene; one of my favorites when I was a kid!
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