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Axiom Pressure Pal System Feeders

Tom

Hot water heating systems generally operate on a closed loop (i.e. under pressure with the same fluid continually being reheated). This allows water in such systems to oxidize so that it cannot cause ferrous metal system components to corrode, but systems will gradually lose small amounts of fluid. …

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The Ultra-Fin Radiant Heating System

Tom

PEX pipe suspended in joist bays below a subfloor can be used to create convection currents in the bays if installed with proper air gaps and insulation. Its affordability and compatibility with relatively high fluid temperatures make the suspended pipe installation method popular for retrofit in-fl…

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Floor Sensors for Radiant Heat

Tom

Using a floor sensor is usually considered the most precise way to control an in-floor hydronic heating system. Surface temperatures above about 87°F can make floors uncomfortably hot to walk on. Wood flooring in particular can be damaged by excessively hot floor temperatures. Although the limit de…

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Snow Melting with PEX

Tom

PEX tubing creates a wide-range of options for hydronic heating. When installed outdoors, you can use PEX to melt snow and ice. Some snow melt systems keep critical areas, (hospital entrances, etc.) clear, while others just save homeowners the effort of shoveling a driveway or walkway. Snow melt …

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DIY Radiant Heat Panel

Tom

If you’re looking for an easy way to install do-it-yourself hydronic radiant heating, consider Uponor’s Radiant Ready 30E panel. The pre-assembled unit includes almost everything you’d need to set up a complete system: 9 kW electric boiler, 5-loop manifold (Uponor EP), 3-speed circulator pump …

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Chase Away Winter’s Chill With Radiant Heating Systems

Kristine

Looking for a comfortable even heat throughout your home that is both cost-effective and energy efficient? Consider the benefits of a radiant floor heating system to do the job. Drafts got you down? If your goal is to achieve even, comfortable heat and warm floors, then you may want to look into …

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Viega FostaPEX Tubing

Tom

Viega’s FostaPEX tubing provides a unique option for PEX installations. Its aluminum layer serves as an oxygen barrier, making FostaPEX compatible with closed-loop heating systems. The aluminum also keeps the tubing more rigid and reduces linear expansion. Unlike other PEX-AL-PEX, FostaPEX has the…

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The Pros and Cons of PEX-AL-PEX

Tom

PEX-Aluminum-PEX (PEX-AL-PEX) tubing contains a layer of aluminum embedded between two layers of PEX. SupplyHouse.com carries standard PEX-AL-PEX made by Rifeng and Uponor. The aluminum serves as an oxygen barrier and makes the tubing more rigid. See the chart below for some of the the advantages an…

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Caleffi TwistFlow Manifolds

Adam

Now in stock at SupplyHouse.com are a range of Caleffi TwistFlow Manifolds! The Caleffi TwistFlow brass manifolds are pre-assembled distribution manifolds ideal for radiant panel systems. These unique manifolds come equipped with built-in automatic air vents and drain cocks on both the supply and re…

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Fittings for PEX-Aluminum-PEX

Tom

PEX-Aluminum-PEX, or PEX-AL-PEX, is PEX tubing with an embedded layer of aluminum. The aluminum serves as an oxygen barrier and keeps the tubing rigid. PEX-AL-PEX offers the additional advantages of less linear expansion and a larger diameter than standard PEX. Due to the tubing’s different dim…

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NOFP’s Solex

Adam

NOFP’s Solex is a cost effective, high-performance reflective foil radiant barrier and vapor retarder, designed to reflect radiant energy and retard moisture migration in a building.  The core of Solex LT is 1/8" thick while Solex comes standard at 1/4" providing additional insulation value and d…

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Product Spotlight: EZ Route

Tom

EZ Route PEX installation panels solve several problems that can occur while setting up new in-floor hydronic radiant heating systems. The EZ Route provides a clean look for PEX as it exits a concrete slab, eliminating a potentially messy maze of lines. Each channel can accommodate both the supply a…

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