Snow-melt system challenges

Snow-melt system challenges

Potable PEX means there is no oxygen barrier. A heat exchanger and stainless steel or bronze circulator would be required on the snow-melt side. A 9-in. thick slab with tubing located 2-in. below the surface raises a concern under normal circumstances.

“Dave, we recently installed a new concrete ramp and sidewalk for a two-bay fire house. We placed PEX tubing in the area before pouring the concrete for melting snow and ice.  Would you be willing to give us a price on connecting this to the existing boiler? The prices we’ve gotten so far range all over the map. The highest ones are way outta line.”

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