The first cut. Note that both pieces are like being held
together by the UNCUT heating element. Never cut or nick the wire.
Try to keep the layout simple.
Always staple the fiberglass mesh, never the heating wire.
Never cut the heating wire. Fiberglass mesh can be cut to shreds
Remenber about floor temperature sensor!
Always check the intallation with the Ohm meter.
Never work on energized wires.
Ready for the thinset and tiles:
THE LAST BUT NOT LEAST: DOCUMENT YOUR WORK.
Take pictures, measure and/or sketch.
INSTALLING THE MAT(S):
CUT THE HEATING WIRE!
THE FIBERGLASS MESH CAN BE CUT, NEVER THE HEATING COIL!
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN HEATING COILS!
is NOT OK:
IS THE ABSOLUTE MININUM. 2"-3" IS BEST.
remember: Electricity can be deadly and wiring done incorrectly can kill and
start deadly and destructive fires even when "just replacing one small
ARE DEALING WITH LINE VOLTAGE, not low voltage!
EVER attempt to work or even touch the inside of the electrical components
without being 100% sure that the power is
you are not an electrcian and if you have the slightest doubt about your wiring
ability, please contact a licensed electrician and/or repairman before
doing any diagnosis, repairs or installations. The products shown here
are deemed SAFE and sound by various testing authorities but the wiring
process can only be SAFE when done with safety precautions. Please
read manuals and/or ask pros when not sure. Most of the simple
installations shown here can be done by yourself or you can have someone
qualified do it for you and THEN have the electrician check it and connect it to