Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

June 13, 2007

Radiant floor tubing

Filed under: floor — aroundthebend @ 5:56 am


Dennis is the star of this show!  We are laying the tubing for the radiant floor heating.  The tubing comes in rolls of 1000 feet, and does not uncoil cooperatively.  Some sort of device is needed to restrain and control the tubing as it is unrolled.  You can buy or rent an uncoiler, but former farmboy Dennis looks around the building site and creates one with bits and pieces of leftover nudura and lumber.  It works very well!  Then we need to screw in plastic clips to hold the tubing in place.  Again, a device is available but an internet site prices it as $330 US wholesale.  So, Dennis rummages around in his sizeable collection of tools, comes up with some old drill bits, applies a little tape to shape them just so, and they do the job efficiently and quickly!

We have a map that tells us where to place the tubing.  Different colours show the different zones.  There are 10 zones in the house and three in the garage.  We lay one zone at a time and hook it up to the manifold.  With our handy tools the job goes quite quickly.

1 Comment »

  1. Hey, I think I know that guy in the third photo…

    That blue print for the floor layout of the tubing reminds me of memory chips for electronic devices or computers.

    Looks like great progress is happening around the bend.


    Comment by Marg — June 14, 2007 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

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