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Radiant

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    In The News

    Radiant-floor study, builder absolved in liability case, asphalt fumes not carcinogenic, high-tech pigments for cool roofs, more

     
  • Notebook

    Code copyrights questioned, research on radiant heating, Solar Decathlon, marketing wheat-straw board, union-funded home mortgages

     
  • Q&A: Electric Radiant Heat for a Small Space

    Q. I'm considering using electric radiant heating panels in the ceiling of a small superinsulated apartment, but I hear a lot of bias against electric heat. Can it be cost effective in this case?

     
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    Focus On Energy: Shedding Light on Radiant Heat

    Shedding light on radiant heat

     
  • Notebook

    Stachybotrys mold, contractor licensing, radiant heat claims, Business Tune-Up, more

     
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    No-Callback Carpet Installation

    Though it ultimately comes down to the carpet installer, there are measures the GC can take to ensure a top-notch job. Here’s the lowdown on choosing the right carpet and pad, locating seams, and prepping the site for installation.

     
  • Trade Talk: Growing Pains for Potable-Water PEX

    Although manufacturers of PEX tubing tout its many advantages, most plumbers still prefer copper

     
  • Q&A: Thin Radiant Slab

    Q: I want to install a thin radiant slab over a wood subfloor in a remodel. The flooring will be ceramic tile. What is the thinnest slab I can get away with?

     
  • Q&A: Hickory Flooring Over Radiant Heat

    Q: A customer wants me to install hickory flooring over radiant heat. Does hickory present any unusual problems in this application, compared to other species?

     
  • Q&A: Using an Electric Water Heater for Radiant Heat

    Q: In his November 1998 article, "Using Water Heaters for Radiant Heat," Bill Clinton shows how to heat a home with a gas water heater. Will an electric water heater work in this type of system? How about a tankless electric water heater?

     
 
 
 
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