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Carl Shoemate    Posted 10-27-2002 at 10:43:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone know how to repair a in ceiling radiant heating system? I was stupid enough to cut into mine while installing a bathroom vent/light. Mine has tiny wires that are on the lower surface of the drywall and then covered by the ceiling texture compound.

C.J. in SD    Posted 10-27-2002 at 13:11:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get a professional or a buddy who's an electrician. Something like this can catch fire and burn down your house if it's done wrong. Not a thing you'd really want to wake up to in the morning.

glen sw wi    Posted 10-27-2002 at 14:37:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have to agree with cj. Since it is a resistance wire, soldering will change the resistance and sure could start a fire. As cj says, leave it a pro..

Ron/PA    Posted 10-27-2002 at 12:54:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Carl, some of the radiant heat systems are isolated, if this is the case, then you can isolate each of the severed wires and still get heat out of the rest of the ceiling. If not you will need to try to re-connect, and insulate each and every one of the wires that you cut.
I know this doesn't help much but It's the best I can do from a distance.

Tim Gilmartin    Posted 11-23-2003 at 14:34:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am wondering how to repair and insulate one wire that I cut while inistalling a ceiling fan. I aslo want to know how far the wire needs to be from where the fan is.

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