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Infloor Radiant Wood Fired Slab?

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Old 06-08-2017, 04:04 PM   #11
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I like the radiant idea because it is a constant heat as you know heat dissipates in a yurt after the source stops putting out.For this reason i think radiant would be better.but one also needs to know radiant heat takes a while to heat up so to speak because you have to heat everything in the yurt. So what i am saying is when you walk over and change the t-stat you will have to wait for it to get there.But once you figure the system out i think they are great. And alot of your cost you could save by doing it your self. not that hard to install just time consuming. I am a plumber and have done many installations with radiant heat from farm houses to a 200x225 airplane hanger. And ill try an answer your questions if i can.
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Will the pipes burst if I use a radiant floor intermittently in the winter? Does it need to be heated all winter?

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Old 06-08-2017, 06:54 PM   #12
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The pipes are generally filled with anti-freeze (sustainable, green anti-freeze).
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I see, thank you!
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:11 AM   #14
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Radiant floor system is expensive, even if you do the work yourself. IMO, investing that kind of money in

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a yurt is worth careful consideration. Normally radiant heat is quite the upgrade in even a standard residential home, which holds its value in the long run. No cloth covered tent is going to hold its value, IN COMPARISON. Plus, it isn't portable, if you think you might be moving. If your heart is set on it, and you really have the money to spend, no problem, well that is another matter entirely. Radiant heat is incredibly nice.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:22 AM   #15
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I like my yurt, but I LOVE my home. With that in mind, as much as I like my yurt, I always view traditional Mongolian style yurt as a nomadic tent, not a house, or other solid permanent structure that is a typical families greatest investment. Others do not. FWIW, money lenders and lots of regular folks also see them as merely a tent. It's all in your perspective. Raising a family in a yurt, and teh moving into just a standarsd American ranch house, would be like stepping into heaven. JMO, ymmv.
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