Roughing in for Nuheat radiant in-floor heating

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Old 09-29-13, 04:56 PM
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Roughing in for Nuheat radiant in-floor heating

Hi, first post on this forum. I'm planning on doing some renovations to my townhome bit by bit as I have the time and money.

My first order of business is going to be gutting a utility/laundry/bathroom. While the wall is open I will have an electrician come in to install a new panel. My current panel has no room for expansion and has no main breaker which is a pain in the ass at times.

Having the utility room open will give me access to run wires from the panel to areas where I want to install Nuheat underfloor radiant mats.

My question is for the rough-in for the Nuheat mats; Do I have to install a conduit from the thermostat box down to the bottom plate where the wires will go through for the mat? Or can I just fish that wire down without breaking up the drywall?

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Old 09-29-13, 06:36 PM
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Do I have to install a conduit from the thermostat box down to the bottom plate where the wires will go through for the mat? Or can I just fish that wire down without breaking up the drywall?
I'd refer to the manufacturer's instructions on the best way to rough-in the wiring.
 
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Old 09-29-13, 06:47 PM
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New construction calls for the conduit for both the power cable and another for the T-stat lead. IIRC there was an exception for old work for one or both conduits to be ommitted. Check the instructions.
 
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There is no mention of conduit in the instructions. Below is the instructions for the mat system. I also looked at the installation instructions for the cable type system. That system shows running the "cold" cable and thermostat wiring up the wall without a conduit.

Gonna have to break out the code book.

Nuheat: under floor heat for a warm floor.

After page opens you will have to look for and open Nuheat Mat Installation Manual" as they don't allow hotlinking direct to their PDF manuals.
 
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