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Aluminum plates

Steve_210 Member Posts: 645
I am just doing staple up radiant using extruded aluminum plates. When I opened the last 5 boxes - the pex will be mounted from the side after the plate is installed - not the bottom. I can't see how there would be a problem with this, but I was just looking for some advise. I presume this plates are for radiant walls.


  • NRT_Rob
    NRT_Rob Member Posts: 1,013
    I believe that's "side trak"

    and it's for joist installs.

    I believe it was designed to reduce the instance of tubing falling out of the grooves of a downward-facing configuration, which is basically a band aid on a bad design... if the tubing can fall out, it's not being held tightly and you're not getting the conduction you deserve.

    That said, it should do pretty well, it's still better than lightweights.
    Rob Brown
    Designer for Rockport Mechanical
    in beautiful Rockport Maine.
  • Steve_210
    Steve_210 Member Posts: 645
    snug fit

    thanks rob. the pex is a snug fit even if i turn the plate upside down the pex stay firmly in place so ithink it should be ok?
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