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Heat loss - attached garage slab

Hi, if i want to use radiant floor heating in the slab foundation but not in the attached garage, will there be heat loss into the garage? If so, any suggestions on a better way?

Asked by Linda Ingalls
Posted Nov 1, 2012 4:57 PM ET
Edited Nov 2, 2012 3:43 AM ET

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Separate slabs with foam divider.

Answered by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a
Posted Nov 1, 2012 7:16 PM ET

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Ok, thanks! Would an icf type divider be good?

Answered by Linda Ingalls
Posted Nov 1, 2012 8:00 PM ET

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Linda,
I'm not sure what you mean by "an ICF-type divider," but if you plan to install an ICF frost wall around the perimeter of your home -- not including the garage -- and then to pour the garage slab separately, that would work. The thicker the vertical foam between the two slabs, the better.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:54 AM ET

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