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Snow melt for metal deck

ckcir Member Posts: 2
I have a 288 sq. ft. metal deck that I would like to have a snowmelt system installed on, any Ideas would help.


  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    We need allot more information. I have never even heard of a metal deck? All of the decks in my area are wood or synthetic wood.
  • ckcir
    ckcir Member Posts: 2
    1/4 in Diamond plate deck/platform, going out to a trash compactor
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 16,332
    Weld some 3/4 black steel pipe to the bottom, circulate hot water.

    Without enclosing and insulating it will be an energy hog. If it is for slip and fall protection and potential injury suits, it might be worth heating a slab of steel?

    I have heated roof eves before to prevent ice dams and snow shed injuries. That is about as close to "heating the great outdoors" as you can get :)
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream