I knew that my sister-in-law Ed was gone for two weeks.
She was visiting their daughter who had just had a baby.
Ed wanted to help with the new baby until their daughter was moving around a bit better after having her c-section. Two mornings after she left, Ed called as well as asked me to come over. Ed told me her partner had regularly wanted radiant heated flooring in the lavatories, as well as she wanted my knowledge. I was a Heating, Ventilation & A/C pro, but I wasn’t the Heating, Ventilation & A/C tech who worked with radiant heated flooring. That didn’t keep me from driving to her house. She asked if water her boiler would labor with radiant heat. I didn’t guess so. She had a very traditional Heating, Ventilation & A/C system. Most locales with radiant heated flooring had water boiler systems. The water pipes were beneath the flooring as well as it was the sizzling water that heated up the floors. She had a central Heating, Ventilation & A/C system which used ductwork to pull the heating to the rooms. She asked me if there were other ways to supply the effects of radiant heated flooring. Some of my customers had installed heated tapes under their walkways as well as ramps. The electric heat tapes radiated heating up to the surface, as well as it didn’t allow ice or snow to form on those areas. I told him that heat tapes should labor just as well, or better, under the lavatory flooring. All I needed to do was lift the carpeting or tiles, as well as locale the electric heat tape. Ed volunteered me to help him with the radiant heated flooring in the lavatories. I was absolutely the only Heating, Ventilation & A/C tech who would labor with Ed for free.