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radiant floor heat?

sharp Member Posts: 3
I live in Long Island, NY in  a 1930 house  and am in the middle of a remodel. Am now thinking of radiant floor heat. Will this work well? I have 2 stories with hardwood floors throughout. I would be putting  pex in the joists with the aluminum heat shields. Am concerned over the wood floor though. Will this cause the wood to buckle?



  • Unknown
    edited June 2010
    wood to buckle?

    No,, radiant does not add-to humidity.

    What you are doing is turning the available floor space into a giant radiator to heat the room above. The lower the floor temp you need(given by the area & H/L required), the better the efficiency you`ll get from the boiler.

    Have it engineered for you!

    Good Luck, its a great system! ;-)
  • CMadatMe
    CMadatMe Member Posts: 3,086
    Buckled Floors

    What causes floor damage is the lack of doing a radiant heatloss and design. As Dave said. Have one done. Might cost you but is worth every cent.
    "The bitter taste of a poor installation remains much longer than the sweet taste of the lowest price."
  • jack lee_2
    jack lee_2 Member Posts: 5
    type of wood

    Be sure your flooring supplier is aware of radiant heating.  Most will recommend using quarter cut wood which will expand vertically, instead of horizontally.
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