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Using PEX Tubing Heat Transfer Plates

PEX Tubing Heat Transfer Plates Insallation

Here are two examples of heat transfer plates. The Left Image is of an Aluminum Extruded Plate, very thick and positively holds the PEX Tubing in a crescent shaped track. The heat transfer plate on the Right is a Stamped Aluminum Plate, where the plate is positioned over the PEX and stapled up. Both plates quicken the response times for the floor and distribute the heat evenly across the floor. The extruded heat transfer plates will transfer heat a little better due to the mass of the extruded plates and the PEX Tubing will be held in place better and thus will be quieter than Stamped Plates.

PEX Tubing Heat Transfer Plates - Stamped Aluminum Plates PEX Tubing Heat Transfer Plates - Extruded Aluminum Plates

PEX Tubing Heat Transfer Plates

 

Under floor radiant install with Heat Transfer Plates (Extruded Aluminum and Stamped Aluminum Transfer Plates)

The PEX manifold feeding the floor is in the center span in this house. Placing the manifolds in a central location allow the loops to stay with in recommended lengths and reach all parts of the house. Typical loop lengths are set at 200 to 250 Feet, keeping the distance to the circulator as part of the maximum loop length.  You should also use fiberglass insulation under plates to keep colder spaces below from grabbing the heat.

 

Under floor radiant install with Heat Transfer Plates and Protection Sleeves

Under floor radiant install with Heat Transfer Plates and insulated exterior walls

 

PEX Tubing Heat Transfer Plates

Under floor radiant install with Heat Transfer Plates

 

Under floor radiant install with Ultra Fin Heat Transfer Plates

Ultra-Fin creates efficiency with a simple innovation: it uses radiant hot water technology to generate hot air convection in the joist spaces beneath the existing floor, converting the entire floor system into a giant radiator! The result is uniform warmth and comfort

Under floor radiant install with Ultra Fin Heat Transfer Plates

Under floor radiant install with Ultra Fin Heat Transfer Plates