Extreme DIY: Radiant Floor Heating
We swoon at the thought of heated floors. Efficient, green, and oh-so-toasty, a floor heated from beneath with a radiant hot water system is perfect for San Francisco, where it’s often colder inside than outside. But is this a project worth tackling on your own? Design2Share and casaGURU have put together a super-informative guide to help those brave enough to consider the project…
The handy folks at casaGURU claim that if you can handle basic plumbing, you can handle the installation of a radiant heat system. While the pipe system may look scary and complicated, evidently it’s just large, requiring diligence but not necessarily specialized skill. Of course, there’s the matter of pulling up the floor, pouring a concrete sub-floor, and so on, but the article tackles those questions too, suggesting shortcuts and identifying technology that makes the project easier.
Electric in-floor heating mats, for example, are one alternative they offer if you want heated floors but the installation of pipes and a water heater just seems overwhelming.
posted originally from: AT:San Francisco