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Heated driveway?

Commercial snow melting. (E.g. TOYOTA + ELEKTRA).

HYPOCAUST. Made in GREECE and ROME

ONDOL - The Korean invention

American Legend: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

From STONE COLD to NICE WARM floors in just 2 hours?

New Kitchen Project. (Part 1)

New Kitchen Project. (Part 2)

Radiant heating in one day?

From cold slab floor to comfort and beauty.

How to connect UCCG-9991 programmable thermostat for radiant floor heating?

How to connect MTC-2991 manual thermostat for radiant floor heating?

How to choose the in-floor radiant heat ELEKTRA mat?

Many components of the Great Real Estate. (Part 1).

Many components of the Great Real Estate. (Part 2).

How to connect more than 1 mat?

The problem on the roof

Installing radiant floor heating in just one afternoon.

Cathedral ceilings effect & Medieval Hypocaustum (floor heating)

STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION




2 hours before installing thinset and tiles...



Bathroom radiant floor heating mat installation


 

 

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 if needed

 

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.  

 


WHEN INSTALLING THE MAT(S):

 

  • DON'T CUT THE HEATING WIRE!
  • ONLY THE FIBERGLASS MESH CAN BE CUT, NEVER THE HEATING COIL!

 

 

MAINTAIN THE DISTANCE BETWEEN HEATING COILS! 

This is NOT OK:

 

1" IS THE ABSOLUTE MININUM. 2"-3" IS BEST.


Please remember: Electricity can be deadly and wiring done incorrectly can kill and start deadly and destructive fires even when "just replacing one small receptacle". 

 

YOU ARE DEALING WITH LINE VOLTAGE, not low voltage! 

 

NEVER EVER attempt to work or even touch the inside of the electrical components without being 100% sure that the power is disconnected!

 

If 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 power.  

 


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