work shop heating Floor?

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Old 12-08-02, 07:41 AM
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work shop heating Floor?

Some one told me about a system they installed in there workshp garage and home last night.
They talked about running water lines under the foudation and using a water heater to heat there workshop/home from the floor up. They said the floor maintained a 85 degree temp and room temp was at 72 all the time. Does anyone know of this process?
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Old 12-08-02, 08:44 AM
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It's called radiant in floor hot water heating. Many who have it love it- no cold floors. Try typing that into a search engine.
 
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Old 12-08-02, 09:41 AM
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my 2 cents

i think this is the best way to heat. the entire room, walls, furniture, etc hold the heat, not the air in the space.
 
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Old 12-08-02, 09:53 AM
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Lost Blonde:

This type of heating is quite popular around here.

I plan to build a 24' x 40' shop in the next couple of years and plan to install pex tubing in the floor and only use a domestic hw heater to heat the space to just above freezing.

Main heat will be by a space heater to allow the temperature to come up quickly when I turn up the heat.
Recovery is the downside to floor heat.

If you have a shop that will be heated constantly at one temp you will be happy with it.

Here is some info:

http://www.radiantdesigninstitute.com/

Let us know what you think.
 
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