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City: W. Coxsackie, State: NY, Ele: 166FT  Stage: Design
We have a 14 x 76 1976 Mobile home we have completely gutted. So far
we have re-framed for new energy star windows and doors, wrapped entire house in housewrap, insulation is R23 Roxul in walls and under floor. We want to install a radiant floor system with 2 zones,
Basically the only 2 rooms that are not open are the bedroom on the end, and bathroom next to it.  The rest of the place is open. I have laid out all in CAD the 1/2" tubing on 8" centers all runs lead from and to the addition that will house the heating system as well as the water system and electrical.  We want to use an electric boiler to get away from fossil fuels. Due to losing power many times during winters, we have a generator. In time I will also install wet solar panels. With so much info out there, I read conflicting info on the manifolds. I was going to make my own but have only thought about this for a few weeks now.
I have attached 2 drawings showing the floor system and also my idea of how I have come up with the way to run the tubing.
Looking for your thoughts, you have some very good credentials.
Thanks
Jim

The images are PDF files from my cad.  My cad is fp3 format.
I can email them.  You can publish if they will help anyone.
removing them from this note.

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You clearly appreciate the versatility of hydronic heating and the complexity that can accompany integrating space and domestic hot water heating systems. I have been working on my own for the last three years.

Your challenging questions are intriguing, but too much for this venue. Please forward drawings and scope of work directly to my office www.info@BadgerRadiantDesign.com. We can help with any radiant floor heating design question, but specific engineering takes time...and money.

I would also like to note that using an electric boiler, may or may not, "get you away from fossil fuels" depending on how the electricity you use is generated.  

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Radiant panel heating design, including floors and ceilings, European wall panels and snow melting for residential and light commercial buildings..............................................................-Master of Steam and Hot Water,City of Minneapolis....................................................--- Master Plumber, State of Minnesota...........

Experience

30 years..... Charter Board Member - Radiant Panel Association, former manufacturer of condensing boilers, former national distributor of radiant floor products, son and apprentice of mechanical & plumbing contractor. Current owner---www.BadgerRadiantDesigns.com---Minneapolis mechanical/plumbing contractor specializing in hydronic based, integrated HVAC systems. Radiant floor heating/cooling. Snow Melting. Condensing Boilers. Indirect water heaters. System design, consulting and technical training world-wide. Licensed contractor, designer, installer and consultant.

Education/Credentials
B.S. University WI 1981 CONTINUING EDUCATION: Viessmann Condensing boiler and Solar water heating certification 2010, N.D.S.U. Lead Worker RRP certification 2010, Knight condensing boiler certification 2009, Wrightsoft Manual J CAD certification 2009, RPA Designer & Installer Certification 2008, Nate Hydronic/Forced Air Certification 2008, Uponor/Wirsbo advanced design school certification 2007, Buderus Wall-hung certification 2007, Power Limited License (low voltage controls) 40 CE credits 2005, Basic Hydronic Certification IPEX & Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 1998, Charter Board Member - Radiant Panel Association 1994, Residential Off-Electric to Hydronic Conversion Heating School Canadian Hydronics Council 1994, B&G Little Red School House 1993, Rood Utilities (now Auburn Technical Institute) Oil Burner School 1993 ,Tekmar Controls residential and commercial 1993, Division Manager and Advanced Hydronic Seminar Instructor for the first Exclusively Hydronic Radiant Floor Distributor in the USA 1990, Hydronic Radiant Heating Association Workshop participant with Richard c. Bourne, PE spring 1988, Master Plumbing, Hydronic, Solar Course Red Rocks Community College 1987.

Awards and Honors
2009 System Showcase Award - Radiant Panel Association

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