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?