Radiant floors / Discussions

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 are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...radiant in floor. I have several questions about the merits of each option, and would appreciate advice. 1. Cost - I know a slab is cheaper but having a basem...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...radiant floors, which may not be suitable for potable water feeds. PEX requires less connections that copper as it is flexible and able to be curved where coppe...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?

...radiant air heating solution and was wondering if it would be possible to raise the house 2-3 feet and put it on gravel and an insulated slab while turning the ...

Posted by William Rae June 6, 2021, 12:23 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...radiant heat in slab floors, but they always include extreme amounts of insulation in order to do so, in the magnitude of 10 -12 + inches of foam. Personally, I...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 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 replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

...radiant floors is intended for new home construction, though you could raise a house and build a basement with one. So – on the off chance you have a crawlspa...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a radiant floor in an off grid house?

...radiant floor That Install video is from our latest demonstration house, and the solar panels are expected to contribute over 70 percent of the heat load simp...

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 5 Responses

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

...radiant heating tubes, mesh and rebar of course) but not wood. A wooden structure would sit on top, above grade where it can dry properly. If you are chemical...

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

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...radiant floor heating – I dug out the basement to create enough head room down there to increase the amount of livable space, I then laid down insulation and ra...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...radiant heating, you can get a quote here . 1) What are some potential issues with the approach? None really. In certain cases this system can be more expen...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses