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Retro Fit Radiant Floor Heating - In Floor Joists

Posted by Mr. Carter on October 21st, 2002 10:58 AM

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I have a couple of questions that you hopefully might be able to answer:

I would like to do a retrofit application on the first floor of an older house with radiant heating:

Currently the first floor is set up like this;

Approximately 1,200 sq. feet, currently forced hot water system.
90% hard wood covered with carpeting, one small bath with tile, and a kitchen with a "poured" floor.
Basement is unfinished no ceiling, so we have open floor joists relatively free of any obstructions.

Without installing insulation after installing the system in the floor joists:

Will it heat the first floor efficiently, as well as heat the basement some what?
What kind of material costs would I be looking for that sq footage?
And most simply, does this make any sense for me to do at all or am I just nuts?

Thanks for any help you can provide in advance.

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  • Radiant floor/ceiling by Harold  10/21/02 12:02 PM (: 1, : 0)
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