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Posted by chris on April 21st, 2002 08:09 PM
In reply to I have read... by Jason on April 20th, 2002 07:16 AM [Go to top of thread]

Years ago a builder had us install plywood over a slab that encased radiant heating pipe
the problem that developed was not that of a moisture type but the plywood actually popped loose of the concrete as the flooring expanded ( during the humid season) and the entire floor cupped upwards in the center -nasty problem in the end it was never fixed as the cost was prohibitive.
I have seen guys actually cast sleepers in the concrete and use these to fasten to ( in an ideal world)
Your safest solution is to install a floating type floor. there are a few different systems available the easiest of which would be Pergo type, ( not necessarily the nicest) another nice one I've seen is a metal track which sits on the concrete and allows you to fasten standard strip floor without piercing the concrete ( definitely a hazard with radiant slabs )
Hope it helps

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