Radiant floor / Discussions

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...floor heating? We will just be putting a Woodstove in and don't want in floor heating but I'm concerned with moisture from the slab and having flooring over the...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the CFM and operating temperature on air heated radiant floors?

...radiant floors and have a few questions: What is the cfm on such a system (per loop or run)? What temp is run through the system? Are there any other provider...

Posted by martin skibba Feb. 28, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 5 Responses

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...floors. How did you execute in floor heat on the Kenogami house and keep it from overheating? PS- I don't expect toasty warm floors, just not chilly floors. T...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

...radiant heat system, would be about 1000 square feet. There is only one manufacturer of slab on grade form kits with air heated floors that we know of, the comp...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

Hello, I’m designing a FPSF in Southern Vermont (AFI 2300). I want to fully insulate the radiant slab by including 4″ XPS under the footings but this seems t...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

...radiant floor I would personally want to see the utility bills to know what a winters worth of heat would cost. And a last piece of advice - don't be instantl...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...radiant floor that we just built for our new demonstration house. it would be easier I think to provide solar heat to an air heated floor than hydronic. Below...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...floors. I would like to pull the warm air from the peak of the house and using a fan pump it into a hollow space under the concrete floor. I am hoping by the ti...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...floor , I don’t believe there are any other manufacturers, and that is a great start to an efficient and durable home, we just built our recent Demo House on a ...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...radiant heating on floors I occupy as living space, and only on floors that are in direct contact with the ground like basements or slab on grade floors. For wo...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...radiant floor, my answer would be the same either way. Radiant heating systems in homes don’t introduce any fresh air, so you should have some sort of ventila...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...Radiant floors heated with air tubes Choosing the Best Wood-Burning Stove or Fireplace Heat pumps - what they are and how they work

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...radiant floors for backup heating, so a ductless mini-split heat pump is sufficient. It also depends on what you call comfortable - if you want to bring the tem...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...floor consists of concrete and insulation (radiant heating tubes, mesh and rebar of course) but not wood. A wooden structure would sit on top, above grade where...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...flooring (see our DIY cork flooring installation video here) , and the other we did polished concrete slab on grade with Marmoleum flooring upstairs. Some peo...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...radiant hydronic tubing in a poured concrete floor that you can feed with heated water from thermal solar panels. If its an already existing greenhouse and you ...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Can you install a slab on grade foundation in the Fall and leave it over winter?

...radiant floor by Legalett , so we were also able to heat it immediately, that’s not something you can do with a hydronic floor. I know that their engineers will...

Posted by Matthew Gioia Sept. 21, 2020, 9:15 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...radiant floor where most of the heat is provided by solar air heating panels . It is much easier to finish the exterior of an EPS foam foundation kit, all you n...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses