- Refinishing the basement


Dear Shell,

I am in the process of finishing my basement. I thought of heating my concrete floor. My plan is to put a subfloor using 1"x1" strapping approximately 12" apart with 1" sheathing. In between the strapping I want to lay in heating pipe which would be connected to a small heating tank, circulating pump and a thermostat to regulate the heat. Does this sound like an OK idea? Are there any particular guidelines I need to follow? What are your comments?

Thanks, Brian

Dear Brian,

This is not an adequate system as outlined. Why not use your forced air furnace?

1. Have a return air duct in the basement installed to your furnace.

2. If you send your fax number we can fax you a basement finishing detail sheet our fax number is 604-542-2237.

3. Also consider the Delta FL System for your floor phone 1-800-465-1668 for details. This will warm your basement as well as be budget conscious.

It's just that easy.

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October 4th, 2023