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John Abbott
John Abbott Member Posts: 356
the radiant problems please help thread I begin to wonder if ther is any thing we might do to protect unwitting consumers from company's like this and at the same time protct our industry from the bad image of radiant systems that don't work.

John

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  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928


    Internet is an odd place where most anything can and is said with the worst fear being a keyboard lashing.

    Sellers can make a really slick website and buyers can be inticed. Radiantec has pushed all of the "buttons" to make viewers suspicious of what they hear from real people. "The often-imitated original. DIY and save. Very simple and we supply everythign you need doing the numbers for you. Best where codes allow. No need to pay high-priced 'experts'" and so forth and so on and etcetera.

    It doesn't do much good to bash them as such can easily be turned around.

    Print and save the problems you see posted. Show them to customers who you suspect are considering such a system. They seem to make little or no allowance for the type of floor covering be it ceramic, wood or carpet. That alone should be a giant red flag to anyone who thinks about such in the least. It doesn't take anything in the way of physics to understand that if you put a blanket over your heater that it is going to perform differently than without the blanket.

    I'd be willing to bet that there are some EXTREMELY troubling things buried in the "legal" section of such websites. They likely cover their **** completely when it comes to actually saying that the materials they provide will produce a working system that actually moves the amount of heat a structure requires into the living space. Such should be another GIANT red flag to consumers.
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