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Old 11-17-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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any thoughts out there on putting radiant heat straight onto the concrete? could it be a heat sink or not a problem?

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any thoughts out there on putting radiant heat straight onto the concrete? could it be a heat sink or not a problem?
Seems like the heat radiated from the bottom of the element would disappear into the concrete, and the heat from the top would heat the tile. I don't see how this could be avoided without a reflector of some kind between the heater and concrete.

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Old 11-18-2008, 12:16 AM   #3
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any thoughts out there on putting radiant heat straight onto the concrete? could it be a heat sink or not a problem?
Can you be a little more specific?

My whole house is heated by radiant floor heat:
http://home.comcast.net/~davidtief/heating.html
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