Radiant Heat Leak in Concrete Slab Floor


Old 03-13-05, 10:18 AM
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Radiant Heat Leak in Concrete Slab Floor

It appears I have a leak in a radiant heating system caused when an anchor used to secure an interior wall to the concrete floor cut the flexible radiant line. My guess is the water is following the anchor up from the radiant line and manifesting itself as a leak under the wall plate.

Short of ripping out the wall and jacking out the concrete floor to find and repair the leak, are there less destructive methods for repairing the leak?

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Old 03-13-05, 12:10 PM
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In short.....Nope
Old 03-13-05, 12:13 PM
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I assume this is a hydronic system using PEX tubing. You really have no choice. You need to get to the line and splice it. Wasn't this system pressure tested by the installer prior to pouring the concrete?
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Have fun. If you cant seem to find it . Some times with your hands on the floor you will just feel a spot a little hotter and that is where the leak is.


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