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Old 10-14-2008, 03:28 PM
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Tell me about radiant heating.

Some people I know are renovating an old house back to the studs. They are currently discussing heating options, with radiant being the current preference. Over dinner this weekend they were disuseing this possibility, and several questions came up. I thought I would toss them out here for discussion so that I could get back to them and look like a research genius.
First off, they were concerned that they would need a concrete slab on their upper floors, and were not sure the structure would be strong enough. Their project also has fir floors with no subfloor, so the fir will become the defacto subfloor. Not sure if that is germaine. Another concern they had was the need for a floating floor, and what kind of floating flooring was suitable for a kitchen. Finally, will the cost be prohibitive and how DIY can they get?
Any other concerns or thoughts are of course more than welcome.
 

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