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Vapor barriers in radiant slabs

The key to longevity is humidity control We may feel that a vapor barrier is not necessary, there are other trades involved in the construction of a given dwelling that are affected by that decision We as hydronic contractors do not typically provide or place the required insulation in the cavities immediately adjacent to a radiant panel

The National Wood Flooring Association recently invited me to attend its annual educational meeting in Charlotte, N.C. My topic was how to apply wood flooring over radiant floors without creating a disaster.

The key to longevity is humidity control. And by control, we are not talking about just the addition of humidity. In some cases we are talking about removal to maintain the humidity between 30 percent and 50 percent, and possibly as high as 60 percent in hospital/clinical settin

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