Whole House and Garage Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating in Georgetown
We were contracted by George to heat his entire house and garage with radiant floor heating in Georgetown. In the install George of the GasGuys.ca fame is giving us a hand with his friend Tes George. When One called out in this Georgetown house “George!” during the rough-in, three people responded. That was a bit confusing. Despite the nomenclature we managed pretty good so far.
The radiant floor heating system’s components
The heat source will be an IBC SL 45-260 260,000 BTU/H wall mounted condensing boiler. Serving the house’s hot water needs will be an NYT S80 Indirect Water Heater Tank There will be one heating zone per floor. The insulation shall be the usual HotRock Panel Insulation and the tubing is also provided by HotRock
The Rough-In Stage
The basement is nice and rectangular with not many weird areas or pipes sticking up that would require many cuts for a perfect insulation coverage. We quickly pay down HotRock Panel Insulation on the well prepared gravel. George (the owner) went as far as laying down poly sheets which are not really needed since the insulation we use has the vapor barrier layer installed on top of it already.
Once the insulation was pt down it was time for the laying the 1/2″ O² Barrier Tubing that will transfer heat to this radiant floor heating system.
The two Georges were busy pushing the tubing into the groves while the third George kept the place tidy around us.
George whips the tubing around like a whiskey crazed cowboy while George pushes the pipes deeper into the groves with a stick. That prevents them popping out when walked over. In the meanwhile George removes the temporary walking boards in the back here in Georgetown.
With our spirits high I the only “Not George” prepare the tubing for inspection which will have them pressurized to 150 PSI for the pour.
With the radiant floor heating pipes pressurized it is time to move over to the garage where an identical set of steps are performed.
The garage radiant heat covers an area around 1,000 foot². Working for George with my two Georges is a very pleasant exercise.
Before we have time to get cold we are already finished. The concrete is poured two days after we were done roughing in this hydronic radiant floor heating system.
Stay tuned for the continuation of this project in January. In the meanwhile if you have a radiant floor heating project in Toronto and areas please contact us.