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By Marsha in Frankfort, KY on 6/27/2006


Is there a formula for figuring how much PEX you will need for your radiant floor? I can't get a straight answer from anyone on how much tubing we need. This is going in our 2600 sf basement and 949 sf garage. Thanks!
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By Tom in Stroudsburg, PA on 6/27/2006


This may help. http://www.radiantec.com/install_main/Construction.pdf  Personally I recommend you have the design professionally done. There are lots of factors involved, flooring, windows, insulation, size of rooms, size of tubing in addition to designing for winter conditions in your area. Typically you can pick your spacing in a slap pour. If it is being placed in between floor joist 2 runs 8" apart is normal. The farther apart the tubing the more likely you are to feel temperature differences as you walk across it. Also farther spacing requires hotter tubing temperatures which can create problems with some flooring.
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