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Radiant

  • Huber Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing

    This Zip System sheathing panel features a barrier on the underside that reflects radiant heat.

     
  • Steam Heat vs. Hydronic Heat

    A reader ponders whether to stick with steam or convert to hydronic.

     
  • Q&A: Can I Build a Cabinet Around Hydronic Baseboard?

    Even if you install a grille, building a wood cabinet around strip of hydronic baseboard radiator will compromise heating performance

     
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    Radiant in a Box

    This unit is essentially a pre-assembled mechanical room that you can hang on the wall.

     
  • Floor Heat Cable

    WarmWire floor heat cable makes it easy to incorporate radiant heat into a kitchen or bath: You simply tape cable straps to each side of the subfloor, weave the cable between the straps, and cover with a cement-based or gypsum-based mortar.

     
  • Expanding a Kitchen

    We were wrapping up the latest in a series of renovation projects on a suburban Maryland split-level home when I casually mentioned to the owner that her Thanksgiving family gatherings would be a lot more enjoyable if her small kitchen weren't separated from the dining and living areas by a wall.

     
  • Hydronic Heating for Low-Load Houses

    With the right hardware and layout, hot-water heating saves energy and makes ideal use of the sun.

     
  • Insulating a Radiant Slab

    How much insulation is necessary under a typical basement radiant slab?

     
  • Letters

    Protecting trees on site; radiant-heat claims revisited; unnecessary design regulations; pedal power; more

     
  • Letters

    Another look at energy claims; feeling the financial squeeze

     
 
 
 
 
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