Advice - Pex Tubing

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Old 04-02-08, 06:58 AM
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Advice - Pex Tubing

I am researching a boiler/water heater combo that heats water for shower sink etc and also heats and pumps water through a radiant floor heating system. I would like to avoid baseboard units in the basement (existing slab-unfinished basement). Has anyone heard of laying down treated sleepers on the slab,running the PEX tubing in the bays and installing plywood over that? Is there a way to heat the basement with this radiant system of tubing and fins without the exposed fixtures?
I found the supplies on Houseneeds.com and they have a really good deal. I just wanted to make sure that this was the best solution to my problem. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 04-02-08, 08:50 PM
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I've seen exactly this type of setup in literature from radiant supply houses. Do some online searches under "radiant heat" and you'll find layouts and specs.

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