PEX tubing

Testing the Effect of Plastic Pipes on Potable Water

Posted on March 05,2015 by Fretboard in cross-linked polyethylene

Plastic building products are no strangers to controversy. But at least one of the concerns dogging the use of plastic pipes in green buildings is now being addressed by scientific research.

Q&A Spotlight: Will One Radiant Floor Heat Two Stories?

Posted on March 05,2015 by ScottG in heat distribution

Michael Schonlau is building a house in Omaha, Nebraska, where he can expect 6,000+ heating degree days a year. He's planning on putting a radiant-floor system in the basement slab of the ranch-style home with a footprint of about 1,600 sq. ft. In a recent posting on GBA's page, Schonlau asked whether he'll have to install radiant loops under the subfloor of the first floor as well as the basement — or will the heat generated in the basement migrate upstairs and keep the house comfortable?

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