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    Default HeatPly

    I noticed an ad at the top of a Thread Page advertising HeatPly radiant floor heating and thought this might be a good product to use in a Hot Room. Has anyone used this product? Any thoughts?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    what do you use now?

    I have been using hot water for hotbox and honeyhouse off the outside woodboiler. However we just bought a new place and there is no Honey house. So I think this year the two car garage is the new honey house and it has no heat so I have been thinking about buying a hotwater heater and hooking a pump to it for radiant hotwater heat, by filling it and recifulating the water thru it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMAC View Post
    what do you use now?
    Another beekeeper's Honey House.

    I have a 16'X20' part of my new building which I would like to use to extract in. But there is much work to do first. Besides getting the extracting equipment.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    It looks useful to use on existing concrete floors. I picked up a 20 ft reefer box to use as hothouse, it already as deep channels in it for laying radiant heat into it. Not sure what I will use in the new honey house to warm it. Been thinking of trying those infrared heaters that are cheap for taking the chill out of the honey house.

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    Default Re: HeatPly

    Mark,
    I've done a substantial amount of research on radiant floor heating - not just reading but hands on.
    It doesn't riase the air temperature in a room directly.

    It transfers heat thru the air without heating it, and heats objects in the room by radiant heat.
    It tends to heat a room more slowly than forced air or a normal steam or hot water radiator.

    It is effective at heating the surfaces exposed to it by line of sight.

    If you bring a load of supers in on a hot day, it'll be well suited to maintaining the temperature.
    If you bring a load of 65 degree supers in and want to raise them to 90 overnight, that might be challenging for a radiant floor.

    I think it's a wonderful product for a home though, where temp change usually fairly gradual and a slow temp rise in the air is acceptable.
    It's also an extremely efficient way to transfer heat energy, as little or none of it is lost in process.

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    Default Re: HeatPly

    THanks Beregondo. Good advice.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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