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Old 03-14-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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interior load bearing walls with a heated slab?


I am planning a house with radiant heat floors on a slab. my plan it to have 2 interior walls to be load bearing. do I need to put footings under them, or just make sure there are no heat pipes under them? or something in between?

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load bearing walls need a footing.

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place the interior walls on footings and then add the radiant heat around them.
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Are you doing a "shallow, frost protected slab", or a frost wall with floor?

I would guess the latter, especially with heated floors in your climate. If so, you can either pour a concrete footing at the same time as the frost footings (which is the simpler approach IMO) and set a 1/2 course, 4" CMU block for the wall, OR pour a thickened, re-enforced grade beam into the floor under the wall location.
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I think your sugested was about what I was thinking. I may tweak it some.
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