Radiant Floor Heating, Second Edition

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The latest radiant floor heating methods and materials

In this fully updated guide, master plumber and long-time contractor R. Dodge Woodson explains, step by step, how to install, test, and debug in-floor heating systems--the healthy, quiet, economical, and clean heating method.

Radiant Floor Heating, Second Edition now offers details on alternative fuel sources and covers new material options and installation procedures, updated code information, and state-of-the-art piping and heating equipment. Revised illustrations featuring modern products are included in this practical resource. Get everything you need to:

  • Understand and explain the advantages of in-floor radiant heating
  • Select superior equipment--tubing, boilers, expansion tanks, pumps, and controls
  • Install embedded and dry radiant heat systems in new or existing homes
  • Incorporate hot water heating into your designs
  • Set up heating zones for variable temperatures throughout a house
  • Design a solar-powered system
  • Use alternative fuel sources
  • Provide outdoor ice removal and other amenities
  • Troubleshoot and repair system problems

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OLD AS THE ROMANS, RADIANT FLOOR HEATING IS WHAT CUSTOMERS WANT TODAY!

Customer demand has made in-floor radiant heat the fastest growing sector of the home heating market. And no wonder. This healthy, quiet, economical, and clean method of heating--invented in the Roman empire--is now also durable and reliable, thanks to new materials and advances.

This guide from master plumber, longtime contractor, and renowned how-to author R. Dodge Woodson brings plumbing and construction pros (and even savvy do-it-yourselfers) all the details and know-how needed to:

* Understand and explain the advantages of in-floor radiant heating
* Install, test, and debug embedded and dry radiant heat systems in new or existing homes
* Create heating zones for variable temperatures throughout a house
* Offer hot water heating as part of your system
* Heat seldom-used areas and provide outdoor ice removal and other add-on amenities
* Select superior equipment--tubing, boilers, expansion tanks, pumps, and controls
* Troubleshoot and repair system problems
* Avoid common errors and mishaps

RADIANT HEATING IS HOT!
More and more customers want in-floor radiant heat because of these benefits:
Low cost operation, installation, and equipment
Healthy and cozy warmth for lower body without overheating upper body
Quieter and cleaner than forced air systems
Can be combined with hot water heating for additional savings

About the Author:

R. Dodge Woodson has over 30 years' experience as a home builder, contractor, master plumber, land developer, and real estate broker. He is the author of numerous McGraw-Hill books, including books in the Be A Successful series, and the 2006 International  Building Code Companion.

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