Orion's Photos: places - Alaska - Fairbanks - 2005 - steese_house - construction - 2005_06_16_B_heatpipes
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This is the in-slab heating system used by the
attached garage at 2380 Steese Hwy, Fox, Alaska.
The heating pipes are 1/2" PEX tubing, which is
rated for 80PSI at 180 degrees F.
 shows where the heating pipes come into the
crawlspace under the house. Each pipe is given a
number: 1 (red), 2 (blue), 3 (blue), or T (red).
Each end of each pipe is given a letter: A or B.
Pipe 1 is a 100 foot loop going around the entire
garage perimeter and center. 1B heads out around
the center, so it should be hot; 1A is the perimeter,
so should be the return line.
Pipe 2 is a little loop through the garage ramp .
It goes outside, so it's on a separate circuit.
2B goes through the garage end of the slab, so it should
be the hot end; 2A is the return.
Pipe 3 is a short loop around the center of the garage.
3A is the north side; 3B is the south side. The flow
direction probably doesn't matter much.
Pipe T (for Tom, who insisted on installing it) crisscrosses
all the other pipes, and runs by the main door.
TA runs around the center first, and hence should be
the hot end.
All images taken by Orion Lawlor
and placed completely in the public domain.
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