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dolphins
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Yet another "What's wrong with this picture?"

Basement remodel in the Pocono Mountains where it gets very cold. Homeowner complains of cold basement (freeze alarm keeps tripping) and cold floors on first floor. This is what I found...








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resare

join:2012-11-07
Greenfield Park, QC

something called insulation..... great invention

that's really a heating system ? LOL !



PoloDude
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Northport, NY
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Ah yes,the rarely seen "Radiant Ceiling" heating.


telco_mtl

join:2012-01-06
reply to dolphins

i may not be very smart but i know heat rises



Paolo
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canada

hmm interesting



jack b
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Reminds me of a song I like:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ib5H5auk-c


cdru
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Fort Wayne, IN
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said by PoloDude:

Ah yes,the rarely seen "Radiant Ceiling" heating.

Radiant ceiling heat isn't uncommon although this particularly type of implementation definitely is. I use to know a guy that had electric radiant heat in the ceiling of a house he owned. It was weird when your hands felt cool but your head felt warm when you had been standing in a room for a while.


jjoshua
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Scotch Plains, NJ
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Knocking someone for reusing perfectly good pipes from an unused radiator?



dolphins
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said by jjoshua:

Knocking someone for reusing perfectly good pipes from an unused radiator?

Funny you should mention that because that's what the homeowner wanted me to do after I sealed the block walls and remodeled the basement. He wanted me to use the existing piping in the ceiling and mount it to the newly built walls at the floor.

I told him I could reuse some of the lengths of copper, some of the fins but I won't reuse fittings. I also told him I will use proper baseboard heating encasement. I finished the remodel but did not do the baseboard heat.
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Hampton Bays, NY
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the first picture seems to indicate the radiator on the return path, are the rest of the radiators in the following pictures configured the same way ?
i would assume there is floor radiators above the floor as well ?
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dolphins
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Yes, it's a 3 zone set up, basement, 1st floor and 2nd floor. After seeing the way the basement lines were hung from the ceiling my investigation stopped. I was going to cut and drop it in sections and mount it properly at the floor level inside radiators and then insulate all the bare copper piping with fiberglass pipe insulation.

As I mentioned earlier I ended up just framing, insulating and finishing some interior walls. I left the rest up to the homeowner.
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