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Overview

The latest radiant floor heating methods and materials

In this fully updated guide, master plumber and long-time contractor R. Dodge Woodson explains, step by step, how to install, test, and debug in-floor heating systems--the healthy, quiet, economical, and clean heating method.

Radiant Floor Heating, Second Edition now offers details on alternative fuel sources and covers new material options and installation procedures, updated code information, and state-of-the-art piping and heating equipment. Revised illustrations featuring modern products are included in this practical resource. Get everything you need to:

  • Understand and explain the advantages of in-floor radiant heating
  • Select superior equipment--tubing, boilers, expansion tanks, pumps, and controls
  • Install embedded and dry radiant heat systems in new or existing homes
  • Incorporate hot water heating into your designs
  • Set up heating zones for variable temperatures throughout a house
  • Design a solar-powered system
  • Use alternative fuel sources
  • Provide outdoor ice removal and other amenities
  • Troubleshoot and repair system problems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071599351
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/10/2009
  • Edition description: Second Floor
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 737,347
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Dodge Woodson has over 30 years' experience as a home builder, contractor, master plumber, land developer, and real estate broker. He is the author of numerous McGraw-Hill books, including books in the Be A Successful series, and the 2006 International Building Code Companion.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Why Aren't More Contractors Using In-Floor Heating Systems; Chapter 2. Comparing Radiant-Floor Systems to Other Systems; Chapter 3. Designing Functional, Cost-Effective Systems; Chapter 4. Combining Radiant-Floor Systems with Baseboard Systems; Chapter 5. Establishing Heating Zones; Chapter 6. The Mechanics of Manifolds; Chapter 7. Boilers; Chapter 8. Material Selection; Chapter 9. Circulating Pumps; Chapter 10. Controls and Control Systems; Chapter 11. Components for Heating Systems; Chapter 12. Expansion Tanks; Chapter 13. Domestic Water Heating; Chapter 14. Slab-on-Grade Piping Systems; Chapter 15. Thin-Slab Piping Systems; Chapter 16. Dry Piping Systems; Chapter 17. Radiant Systems for Ice Removal; Chapter 18. Purging Air from Systems; Chapter 19. Solar Heating Systems; Chapter 20. Troubleshooting Gas-Fired Boilers; Chapter 21. Troubleshooting Oil-Fired Boilers; Chapter 22. Selling Radiant Heating Systems; Glossary; Appendix—Pressure Losses and Flow Charts; Index

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

    Don't waste your money

    This book is worse than the "for dummies" or "for idiots" series. The boxed highlights on a given page, either "Tech Tip" or "Hot Point" or "Sensible Solution", merely reiterate the words on the same or adjacent page. Material from one chapter is frequently duplicated in another chapter. I get the feeling the publisher just wanted to make the book look like it can tell you more information that it does. It doesn't tell you how to apply the knowledge it provides. It only tells you a few definitions, descriptions of system components, and possible (& vague) system setups. It actually fails to provide at least one complete installation example. There are no design or load calculations. There are no start-to-finish design guidelines. The illustrations and diagrams are poor and difficult to read or understand. The company it used for many of its illustrations, Wirsbo, changed its name to Uponor back in 2006, four years before the publication and copyright date of this book. It is an overglorified glossary of radiant heating terms. Oh, it also has a glossary that repeats much of the main text once again. Save yourself the money and invest in a better textbook or just search online. I am disappointed that McGraw-Hill even offers this book.

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