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Heat transfer plate spacing

MoJones
MoJones Member Posts: 1
Using Type C For 1/2 inch pex 4ft length what is an acceptable spacing between plates along the same track (not parallel to each other). 

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 16,329
    8-9" on center is a common spacing. It really relates to how much heat output you expect from the floor panel.
    4"-6" or so for the end to end gap.

    Tighter spacing requires lower SWT, provides quicker ramp up, and more consistent floor temperature.

    Cost factor needs to be considered also, more tube, more plates vs benefit.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    GGross