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There is a hell for radiant contractors

thats strange, i have never seen Pex burst from freezing before. :?

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  • Darin Cook_2
    Darin Cook_2 Member Posts: 205
    I have seen that hell

    This is a job where the original builder packs up and leaves the state another builder takes over and somewhere in between this mess is our in slab tubing originally pressure tested with air but due to a leaking packing nut on the test manifold was tested with water the day before the pour. Fast forward from end of may to the end of october and the result slab had froze and pex tubing compromised. Thanks to the "leak pro" tool, I found 8 out of 9 leaks. The last leak being so slow that I could not hear it even with 110psi in the line. We are going to get the Hercules product Base Hit II that is supposed to seal leaks in radiant tubing. Free lesson to all, never ever test any system with water. You never know when you will be back. Good intentions have paved the road to hell!!!! Take a look. I finished all the repairs today but did not have my camera. I will take a breather for a few days and head up to Buderus for a class and enjoy some visit time with fellow wallies especially my bro Mad Dog.

    Forward March, Darin
  • Kevin O. Pulver
    Kevin O. Pulver Member Posts: 380
    Darin, Code requires it here.

    But I don't do hydrostatic testing. As you said, we have no control over when the structure will be closed in and ready to heat. I air test, and noone has called me on it. I think it's one of those things that they realize is a bad idea after it's on paper. Kevin
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Because....

    If he did'nt you would have asked why he didn't. You guys in charge always think you have the answers....but you ain't there to make the decisions! Have a nice time in N.H. bunkie! Chris
  • Darin Cook_2
    Darin Cook_2 Member Posts: 205
    He isn't in charge of crap

    I have to deal with it. There are important CO issues to solve. So Chris are you in for a drink Friday tonite?


    Darin
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    What the hell


    does this mean?? "So Chris are you in for a drink Friday tonite?"

    ANSWER ME!!!!!!!

    Mark H

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  • Darin Cook_2
    Darin Cook_2 Member Posts: 205
    Leave me alone!!!

    I Okay!!!



    Darin
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    heck, if you can hold an air test

    you can surely hold water..that code seems backwards..

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  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    O.K. You guys....

    I'll admit to being out of line...IF YOU 2 STOP ACTING LIKE YOU'RE MARRIED!!!! Sorry if I hurt you Mark.

    Sorry Mark, I won't be able to join you,Darin and Mad Dog for a few adult beverages on Thursday. Milne is away on vacation (yet again..) and I can't get out of the loop as far as he will be...so I guess I'll be the "go to" guy until he gets back. Wish I could. Chris
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    Awwww shucks Chris


    I was just kiddin'.

    Scott has asked Darin and I to come out to your neck-o-the-woods in April.

    We'll see you then!

    Mark H

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  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    My heart goes out to you

    I been there and done that. Gut wrenching. After finding and fixxing 5 leaks we decided to tear up the concrete ad re-do it all. My first and only insurance claim in 18 years of being in busness. So...how many out there really want to own their own business????? It's not all fun and games (and pretty women admiring your hvac skills. Hey, where's my cape?). :P WW

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  • Darin Cook_2
    Darin Cook_2 Member Posts: 205
    I hear ya, bud

    Sometimes you just have to give some blood! People just didn't know how to take me not skipping out of town. What? You are going to fix it? It was a lonesome task but I did it.


    Glory be to the warm floors, Darin
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    They're

    not married?

    Wow!
  • GH
    GH Member Posts: 45
    RADIANT RIGHT RPA 2006 report. SOLID

    WWW.GCSRADIANTHEAT.com NO more radiant from hell.
  • Darin Cook_2
    Darin Cook_2 Member Posts: 205
    ???????????????????????????????????????

    Is this supposed to help somehow?
  • GMcD
    GMcD Member Posts: 477
    It bursts real good

    And I have some photos from two large scale radiant slab projects locally where it happened on a grand scale. Costs of over a million $ incurred to repair the spalled concrete and find all the leaks, not to mention the delays and disruption to the construction schedule. And the two projects had different brands of PEX tubing to boot, so it wan't a product related issue. Just plain old laws of physics in action.
  • jwade55_3
    jwade55_3 Member Posts: 166


    I Agree, at least TRY to add value with a post.

    J
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