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Please remind my why I wanted a radiant floor.

nibsnibs Posts: 33Member
Just came in from troweling off a particularly cantankerous section of the floor slab, (kitchen) gonna have to get back on it in 1/2 hr at least once more tonight. May have to pull a midnight special, at my advanced age argh.

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  • ZmanZman Posts: 4,207Member
    It will be soooooo nice when done!
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Posts: 1,287Member
    My radiant kitchen floor is my favorite room in winter. I did it myself in '06 and you'll be happy when its done. As long as it was designed and installed correctly.
    The only drawback is my doggies water bowl evaporates.
  • GroundUpGroundUp Posts: 192Member
    I've had all the material to convert my whole house from scorched air to radiant on a pallet in my shop since March, but cannot for the life of me find the time or ambition to make it happen. Perhaps the first cold snap will light a proverbial fire under my arse, or perhaps that same cold snap will add to my already overwhelming schedule.... Stands to reason though, it's not often a mechanic drives a top of the line car- so to speak. Too busy fixing everyone else's junk to worry about your own
  • nibsnibs Posts: 33Member
    The mechanic always drives the worst car.
    When I was building boats in the '70's planned on calling my next boat the 'Cobblers Child'.
  • FranklinDFranklinD Posts: 378Member
    @nibs is correct: I’ve been a mechanic for 15 years now and I drive a 99 Camry with 385,000 or so miles on it now (all original except front brakes and timing belt). I now drive it 6 miles per day as a commuter. It’s ready for retirement. I despise working on it (so I don’t)....The cobbler’s children go shoeless.
    Ford Master Technician, "Tinkerer of Terror"
    Police & Fire Equipment Lead Mechanic, NW WI
    Lover of Old Homes & Gravity Hot Water Systems
  • NYplumberNYplumber Posts: 503Member
    Radiant when done is awesome. We had a 50 degree night here and with the home being very old and poorly insulated I couldnt help but bypass the ODR to run the boiler for a few minutes and take the chill out of the home. The bathroom radiant walls were nice and toasty for the morning shower!
    :NYplumber:
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 996Member
    Once you've experienced well done radiant, you would be hard pressed to ever like anything else.....wood stoves are kinda like that too.....but wood fired radiant even better!
    Master electrician specialising in boiler and burner controls, multiple fuel systems, radiant system controls, building controls, and universal refrigeration tech.
  • NYplumberNYplumber Posts: 503Member
    > @Solid_Fuel_Man said:
    > Once you've experienced well done radiant, you would be hard pressed to ever like anything else.....wood stoves are kinda like that too.....but wood fired radiant even better!

    yes, if you have a biomass boiler and radiant heat, you will be tinkering all day. Even my non technical clients go down to tinker!
    :NYplumber:
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