After some research and discussion we're back on board for doing a hydronic radiant floor. The electric mats that go under tile/linoleum/wood floor seem just as much of a hassle as the water tubing in the concrete slab because if something breaks either way you still have to tare up a layer to fix the problem. And the cost is about the same for the supplies on 1- stained concrete floor/hydro tubing kit or 2- electric mats/whatever floor covering you plan to use.
That's what I know for now.
I'm going to try and make it over to the straw bale being built in the next couple of days!
We drive a car that runs on used vegetable oil and we built a straw bale house... we thought this might be a fun way to document our adventures and maybe, in turn, help others who decide to give it a go as well. Note: If you are interested in reading about the building of our straw bale house check out the blog archive (on the right side a little ways down) from 2008- when we began our research and 2009- when we actually constructed the house.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Radiant Floor Research
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