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elementx440 02-19-2007 07:13 PM

heated bathroom floor
 
I never really thought of doing it, but this link caught my eye

http://myprojects.warmlyyours.com



i laid out a design, its a really small bathroom, the heater itself would only be about 5x3 feet. Do they sell this sorta stuff in local stores? They want about $375 shipped for a whole system.

glennjanie 02-20-2007 08:01 PM

Hey Elementx:
The small space could be heated by running PEX piping between the floor joists, using the hot water that is on the way to the bath and using a return line back to the cold side of the water heater. The return line can be introduced to the cold line with a simple tee arraingment.
You may want to install a by-pass line for summer use so it doesn't battle the air conditioning. Also, any part of the pipe that is not heating the floor should be covered with closed foam (Armaflex) insulation.
You should be able to make an elaborate systme like this for under $100.
Glenn

TileGuy 02-22-2007 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elementx440 (Post 8227)
I never really thought of doing it, but this link caught my eye

http://myprojects.warmlyyours.com



i laid out a design, its a really small bathroom, the heater itself would only be about 5x3 feet. Do they sell this sorta stuff in local stores? They want about $375 shipped for a whole system.


Im sorry, that link didnt work for me.
Is your floor going to be tiled?

elementx440 02-26-2007 07:37 PM

yes, it will be tiled

TileGuy 03-04-2007 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elementx440 (Post 8338)
yes, it will be tiled

No big deal then. Its as simple as thinsetting a "mat" to the floor and tiling over it then having someone wire it to a control. You can have a fitted mat made for your room or purchase one that fits like an area rug. Just make sure you follow all the install guidelines to keep the warranty alive.

latile 03-22-2008 11:35 AM

Floor Heating
 
You have to option, the spool or that mat

The math come in 1’ 2’ or 3, wide and will work best for square or triangle area, even L shape

The spool will be a good option for larger are ( as is cheaper), for complicate room shapes.

Check this link for all option Floor Heating option
Good luck

DiyDave 03-27-2008 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glennjanie (Post 8236)
Hey Elementx:
The small space could be heated by running PEX piping between the floor joists, using the hot water that is on the way to the bath and using a return line back to the cold side of the water heater. The return line can be introduced to the cold line with a simple tee arraingment.
You may want to install a by-pass line for summer use so it doesn't battle the air conditioning. Also, any part of the pipe that is not heating the floor should be covered with closed foam (Armaflex) insulation.
You should be able to make an elaborate systme like this for under $100.
Glenn

Great idea and much cheaper!

TileGuy 04-02-2008 02:12 PM

The mats are nice and simple but make sure you have an electrician wire the thermostat or it will most likely void the warranty. Ask the dealer about that :)


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