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aluminum plates

plumbgod
plumbgod Member Posts: 9
what is anyones thought on alumimum transfer plates placed in rock mortar? Will the mortar eat at the plates over time? Please let me know any thoughts on this.

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  • 4Johnpipe
    4Johnpipe Member Posts: 479
    What is the reason for that? Heat transfer plates are designed to be in direct contact with the tubing to allow conduction to take place. This would increase the higher tempurature surface area which is in direct contact with a wood subfloor where conduction can take place to the wood over a greater surface area. I would check with a manufacturer of the plates. There are several quality plates.
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  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,602
    You would be better off having .389 tons of aluminum ground up into 1/16" aggregate and mixing it with the appropriate amount of concrete for a 1000 sq ft x 2" thick pour , install tubing as you would in an embedded pipe application .
    I am only kidding .
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
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  • plumbgod
    plumbgod Member Posts: 9
    this is for a snowmelt app. customer has a 1 foot over hang and no way to get to attached to it. so we thouth of plates.
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,602
    1 foot hangs over what ?
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
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    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
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  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,659
    Is this for ice damming on a roof by chance?
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  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    Have you thought about electric for the overhang? If someone can afford snowmelt they can afford a system with two heating mediums.
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,659
    If it is for ice dams, I agree with Rob.
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