Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Little Closer To Having Heat

As I write this I am sitting on the floor in front of our little electric fireplace. Why? Because the rest of the house is 62 degrees. We are still working on getting the heat installed. The last five days have been spent in the crawlspace running pex lines and transfer plates. For those of you not familiar with radiant heat here's a quick summary of how our system will work. Water is heated to 130 degrees by our tankless heater and is circulated through flexible plumbing lines run between the floor joists. Aluminum plates help to transfer the heat through the floor to heat the house.
To do this we have to run two lines in each bay. Since 2/3 rd's of the house is over a crawlspace this means spending a lot of time crawling on our hands and knees, contorting around supports, compressors and random piles of concrete. I've spent most of the last few days looking like this.
 We've now run five of the eight circuits needed to heat the house. We're able to finish about one a night after I get off work. Once all the circuits are in we will still have to install the pumps, manifolds and heat exchanger. We are hoping to have working heat by the end of the month.

1 comment:

clammyblog said...

I saw the outfit you're wearing on Dr. Who.