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Snow melt


Here ya go

1600 square foot driveway.

13 circuits

5/8 Tubing

250 length with 40' leader.

Leader is in 5in Pvc Duct encased in R 8 aluminum bubble wrap.

Asphalt driveway

6 in modified with 2 in foam.board above

5/8 pipe stapled to foam board with 6in OC. 2" screenings above pipe.

3 in asphalt base coat on top.

Return water temp during paving never got hotter than 135 degrees at 3 GPM per Circuit.


  • Derheatmeister
    Derheatmeister Member Posts: 1,572

    In our area we would need approx 200.000 BTU/HR for this operation which can be very expensive to operate..😲

    If you can now reverse this operation and utilize the Snowmelt as a "Solar Collector" to produce DHW/Supplemental Heat you may be able to offset your Carbon footprint.