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Radiant ceiling heat
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Karlton    Posted 01-05-2002 at 03:50:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm looking for info/links pertaining to radiant electric ceiling heat. The home was built in 1969 and I would like to add a ceiling fan/light but I am not sure exactly how the ceilings are constructed. Are we talking about a continuous resistive wire that loops around or more like a conductive sheet between sheetrock layers? Does anyone know of a website with info on this? Thanks in advance for any help.

Bill McLeod    Posted 12-11-2004 at 21:44:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am a hvac tech that works on chillers etc. my friend asked me to look at her apt. radiant heat. I found 24 volts at the t-stat, should I be looking for a transformer and a relay?

Gordon Kaske    Posted 10-24-2002 at 19:00:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in a house that is radiant heated in ceilings. My house uses a hydronic system(water). I wanted to install more ceiling lights as you are wanting to do. Go to radio shack and buy a cheap 50.00 infra red temperature thermometer. Turn the heat on and use the thermometer scanning the ceiling it will read highest where there is a heating cable. My ceiling has 3/8" copper tubing 6" on center so it was easy for me to install lighting fixtures. Also the theory of heat in the ceiling is not as good. the temperature difference from ceiling to floor is 2 to 3 degrees.Hot air rises not radiating heat.

Mark A. Prete    Posted 08-27-2002 at 08:48:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We are a system supplier to many electric radiant ceiling cable installations in the Chicago area some of which include Oprah's residence. The heating cable is usually embedded in a thin plaster set at 1 1/2" centers. The best systems are installed out from the curtain wall and then feathered (skipping a pass or two) as you get further away from the outside wall.

belva faught    Posted 10-18-2003 at 18:58:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a radiant heat system installed in a house
that I purchased a couple of years ago. 2 of the
bedrooms and one hallway does not work. Could
these be connected somehow? All of the rooms have
indiviual controls. We took a control from a
working room and switched with a non working unit
and it still did not work. I have no information
on this system or how it actually works. If anyone
could help I would appreci

Chris    Posted 12-15-2007 at 11:56:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please have someone look at the actual heat film panels. We installed it 17 yrs ago in our home. Same thing happened to us as yourselves. Fortunately we had a crawl space where my husband could look at the panels and he found evidence of electric arcing and melting plastic around the panels. Our home could have burned down. We are presently replacing it with electric baseboard heat. The company that we bought it from was "Omi Heat" in Mass. We have. tried to locate the company that makes the panels as well as Omi Heat but can't find them

REDNECKMATT    Posted 01-05-2002 at 19:50:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Radiant heat don't do much good in the celing unless your trying to heat the up stairs since heat rises it's great in the floor can't beat that with a stick.

Roberta Banks    Posted 01-19-2004 at 12:43:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Would covering my peeling pop corn ceiling with new 1/4# sheet rock effect the heat quality?

NEVCİHAN ÇALIŞKAN    Posted 05-25-2003 at 22:00:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i'm an architecture student in Gazi University and now studing on radiant ceiling.if you help me,i'll be pleased.

Chris    Posted 12-15-2007 at 11:47:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Very dangerously heat!!!We had it in our home and found evidence of arching and melting between the film panels. Our home could have burned down. We are presently replacing it with electric baseboard. This could be a class action suit but we are unable to find the company that sold it to us from Mass. Still looking

Franz    Posted 01-05-2002 at 17:24:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try doing a Google search for "radiant heat panel"
some of the old manufacturers are no longer in business, but you will find plenty of information on the subject.

Robert Morgen    Posted 01-10-2002 at 12:46:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Home Depot sells an electric radiant mat that can be installed under your floors (if you really want to spend the electricity). You could probably adapt that to your ceilings, but why?
I think you'll find that it's hard enough to get the hot air down from the ceiling without having it originate there. ('course I don't have a shortage of hot air anyway) :)
The ceiling fans are a good idea.
Good luck

HOWARD    Posted 10-03-2002 at 20:55:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THATS WHAT I'm LOOKING "4" ... 15 x 30 Backporch
strictly fun room ... tv,stereo, .... between house and hotub. IN MO and temp can drop 20* in one night. RADIANT WILL HOPEFULLY KEEP A NORMAL CONSTANT AND A PELLANT STOVE DUE THE IMMEDIANT NEED. HAKS3841@AOL.COM

Carol    Posted 11-06-2003 at 14:41:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Has anyone heard that radiant ceiling heat causes cancer? My daughter insists that it is so, and won't let me repair the ceiling heat in the house I've bought for her.

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