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best book on radiant heat and design

mikedo Member Posts: 174
got involved in a radiant heating system i shouldn't have. supply house that claims to be a heating design specialist is clueless. they gave piping diagrams for in slab work but want nothing to do with boiler piping and control systems. im wondering if there is a newer book than dans im reading it now but its 25 years old and some information seems dated. thanks mike. if anyone knows someone willing to consult on the project let me know obviously would be willing to compensate them for there time
Mad Dog_2


  • What part of the country are you in?
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,386
    Caleffi Idronics has everything you need and it’s free.
    Mad Dog_2HomerJSmith
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 20,827
    A few steps involved, the first being the room by room heat load to assure radiant is a good match.
    Floor coverings?
    Type of heat source
    Tube layout, piping and control options

    The Idronics issues cover most, the tubing manufacturers will usually do a layout and design for you that should be accurate.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Mad Dog_2GGross
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    Dan's Books are  great for a primer, Siggys, then Caleffi ls great and beautiful to look at too!  Wirsbo/Uponor intel is great.  Where in America 🇺🇸 are you, Mike?  Canada ? Mexico? I'm sure one of us is not too far away from ya.  Mad Dog 🐕 
  • mikedo
    mikedo Member Posts: 174
    connecticut the supply house used uponor program for the piping layout so hopefully that is ok. its already installed. but that seems to be the extent of their knowledge on radiant heat. called about piping and they said thats on us. its 3 zones and was set up for thermostats thinking of just piping it like regular heating zones there are senors for the slab temperature
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,076
    Radiant Precision by John Siegenthaler
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • mikedo
    mikedo Member Posts: 174
    watched some videos on uponor website and called tech support.tech support was great spent a while helping me with questions the person was very knowledgeable
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,310
    More than everything you every wanted to know, you can find on the internet. I suspect everyone publishing these sites are inspired authors that haven't gotten around to writing a book.
  • 8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab