[thechat] Light Pipes (AND HEATING TOO)

Elfur Logadóttir elfur at elfur.is
Fri Mar 9 14:57:35 CST 2007

Ron (and rest of the gang)

.:| [The Public Television Show 'This Old House' put some in a 
.:| $$$$$$$ home 
.:| in Massachusetts a while back, for example.]
.:| I have not been actively following the 'green building technology'
.:| scene.  
.:| It's a very very neat idea, but are these underfloor 
.:| heating boogers 
.:| actually an affordable option for the average person yet?

Absolutely ... given that we're talking about the same thing ;)

Back home (Iceland for those that've forgotten ;)[1] we mostly build
concrete houses and use hot water for heating. And a couple of years ago, as
my parents decided to renovate their kitchen / dining room area, they had
water pipes inserted into the concrete[2]. They have the warmest cheramic
tiles there are.
And while they're not poor, they're not filthy rich either, so I'd guess
they're about average :)

the 'fake' norwegian one

[1] And, actually here as well. The flat I live in here in Norway has floor
heating as well. But oak parket, not cheramic tiles.
[2] This was not a good time to live "downstairs", btw, with the workers
breaking up lines in the concrete floor above.

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