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ThermalBoard Installation - Radiant PEX Tubing Floor Panels Bathroom

Example of a ThermalBoard Installation with PEX Tubing in a Bathroom.

All prior coverings of the floor are removed and make sure all the plywood is well secured to floor joists and flat

Picture 1: All prior coverings of the floor are removed and make sure all the plywood is well secured to floor joists and flat.

 

Used PDF manual to figure out layout that would work for this Bathroom

Picture 2: Used PDF manual to figure out layout that would work for this Bathroom.

 

Getting ready to attach first boards

Picture 3: Getting ready to attach first boards.

 

Getting ready to attach first boards

Picture 4: Getting ready to attach first boards - a second view.

 

Getting ready to attach first boards

Picture 5: Getting ready to attach first boards - a third view.

 

Using Construction Adhesive to attach the thermal board to flow with scews as per the PDF manual

Picture 6: Using Construction Adhesive to attach the thermal board to flow with scews as per the PDF manual. You can see that the first board is down already with it screwed in

 

Thermal Board Panels should not be pushed together but a small gap should be allowed to all walls and other ThermalBoard Panels

Picture 7: Thermal Board Panels should not be pushed together but a small gap should be allowed to all walls and other ThermalBoard Panels

 

Thermal Board Panels put toether to allow PEX Tubing to loop back and forth as planned

Picture 8: Thermal Board Panels put toether to allow PEX Tubing to loop back and forth as planned

 

Thermal Board Panels should not be pushed together but a small gap and use scrap pieces of PEX Tubing to align the ThermalBoard Groves per the PDF Manual

Picture 9: Thermal Board Panels should not be pushed together but a small gap and use scrap pieces of PEX Tubing to align the ThermalBoard Groves per the PDF Manual

 

Thermal Board Panels should not be pushed together but a small gap and use scrap pieces of PEX Tubing to align the ThermalBoard Groves per the PDF Manual

Picture 10: Thermal Board Panels should not be pushed together but a small gap and use scrap pieces of PEX Tubing to align the ThermalBoard Groves per the PDF Manual View 2

 

Thermal Board Panels filled in - notice the open floor on the right. This will be where the sink is and we do not want PEX Tubing here so a filler will be added

Picture 11: Thermal Board Panels filled in - notice the open floor on the right. This will be where the sink is and we do not want PEX Tubing here so a filler will be added

 

Thermal Board Panels should not be pushed together but a small gap and use scrap pieces of PEX Tubing to align at the end of the bathroom

Picture 12: Thermal Board Panels should not be pushed together but a small gap and use scrap pieces of PEX Tubing to align at the end of the bathroom

 

PEX Tubing ready to be  pulled through the wall and ready to lay down

Picture 13: PEX Tubing ready to be pulled through the wall and ready to lay down (Be careful not to kink of twist PEX Tubing Roll)

 

PEX Tubing ready to be  pulled through the wall and pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board

Picture 14: PEX Tubing ready to be pulled through the wall and pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board

 

PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board with a space on the bottom left for the toilet

Picture 15: PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board with a space on the bottom left for the toilet to be filled with 5/8 inch plywood (Not a heated space)

 

PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board with a space on the right for the sink

Picture 16: PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board with a space on the bottom left for the sink to be filled with 5/8 inch plywood (Not a heated space)

 

PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board in the middle of the floor

Picture 17: PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board in the middle of the floor

 

PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board in the middle of the floor

Picture 18: PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board in the middle of the floor - 2nd View with the space for the sink at the bottom to be filled

 

PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board with the view of the sink area to be filled

Picture 19: PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board with the view of the sink area to be filled

 

PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board with the view of the sink area filled

Picture 20: PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board with the view of the sink area filled

 

PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board and the return going back into the wall

Picture 21: PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board and the return going back into the wall

 

All the PEX Tubing has been pushed into the groves of the ThermalBoard

Picture 22: All the PEX Tubing has been pushed into the groves of the ThermalBoard

 

Plastic has been layed over the Thermalboard and the first cement board is being layed down

Picture 23: Plastic has been layed over the Thermalboard and the first cement board is being layed down - Make sure you follow mfg install info and screw down through the Thermalboard into the sub-floor. Do not hit PEX Tubing or it will leak.

 

PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board and the return going back into the wall

Picture 24: PEX Tubing pushed into the groves of the Thermal Board and the return going back into the wall (Toilet area has not been filled yet)