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Zman
Zman Member Posts: 6,985
Check out this UL rated invention from the 80's
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
Albert Einstein

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,434
    America's best

    That's something to consider. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 6,985
    Electric radiant

    These things sat on top of the drywall and radiated heat downward.

    Unfortunately they had a habit of shorting out.

    Here is what the look like 35 years later.

    It is just bare wires imbedded in drywall.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,434
    Yikes!

    But they got a good price.
    Retired and loving it.
  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    Snakes

    My friend had that in a ceiling from the 70's. He had blacksnakes living above it, it kept them warm all year long. Imagine two copulating blacksnakes falling out from under the fireplace mantle and onto the family room floor on Thanksgiving day. There is a price for great heat. (I'm not talking about electric bills).



    Rob
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 6,985
    Rare?

    Apparently these are a bit rare.

    The system was mostly nonfunctioning. The scary part is that most of the panels were disintegrating and they were wired 240 volt but only switched on one leg. All those wires were hot all the time. Not a problem unless someone touched one. No snakes though.

    Carl
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    Gypsum 120 degree limit

    Wonder if that's why the drywall disintegrated like that, and if that's where gyp manufacturers got their temp limit from.