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Old 01-09-2009, 03:00 PM   #16
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I've been doing reading on heated tile, as i hope to install it within the month, but my question is - Do I have to put it on it's own circuit? how much juice do these things really use? I'm a single guy with the hopes of soon having a wife that would be using a curling iron/hairdryer/whatever else they use... This stuff would all be on the same circuit along with the lights... good idea or bad idea?
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:04 PM   #17
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Bad idea!


Some of those heat systems don't require a separate circuit but it is always advisable to dedicate a circuit to a floor heat system.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:06 PM   #18
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The heating mat itself will come with requirements. You should assume it would need its own circuit. Some larger ones even require 220V.
Building codes in your area will override whatever the heating mat itself states.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:41 PM   #19
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the heat mats are manufactured with a reflector at the bottom. The heat is directed into the surface above. And this surface is heated and this heat then rises. It is actually a very cost effective and efficient heat. I modified my entire heat in the house to radiant heat system. And cold tile? Why not go milk the cows and cut some more wood for that damn fire, if you really want your wife to live in the pioneer times.
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The latest question was about connecting an electric heating mat to the current bathroom circuit, not about their performance.
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Some of those heat systems don't require a separate circuit but it is always advisable to dedicate a circuit to a floor heat system.
okay, i'll bite, why would it be a bad idea?
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #22
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The typical things in a bathroom, like a hair dryer take enough power to require their own circuit. This is why it is a bad idea to add more to this same circuit.
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The typical things in a bathroom, like a hair dryer take enough power to require their own circuit. This is why it is a bad idea to add more to this same circuit.
Who said anything about sharing the bath receptacle circuit?
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the original post indicates that we wanted to know why he cannot tie to the existing circuit. In old houses the lights and plugs are all on one circuit.
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the original post indicates that we wanted to know why he cannot tie to the existing circuit. In old houses the lights and plugs are all on one circuit.
Okay, I probably took your post as is, and was not following along.
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Select a heating product then read and follow the directions. It's as simple as that.

Mariani: Not all heat systems of this type have the reflector, in fact, most don't. Heat rises naturally.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:31 PM   #27
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Heat rises naturally.
Um..actually, hot air rises, heat goes to cold. If an infloor radiant system is installed on a first floor and the basement below is colder than the first, the heat will radiat downward.
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yes radiant heat works much differently than other heat sources and does not work by rising air.

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