Radiant Ceiling Heat Repair Kit

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We have a client that ownes scores of apartment buildings in Southern The golden state. He has one structure with 16 systems, all containing electrical radiant ceiling warm and several devices are not heating up. We did a complete-building diagnosis and also uncovered that all of the bad ceilings show indicators of breaks in the wiring on the load side. We checked all of the breakers, line voltage to the t-stat and the t-stats themselves and they all tested OK. The $64,000 question is this: Is there a cost-reliable way to uncover and also repair the break? The heating facets are sandwitched between 2 layers of gypamount board via popcorn blown on. Please advise, thanks.
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I"ve just encountered this twice and also the solution both times wregarding install baseboard warm. Since this is rental residential or commercial property, I doubt the landlords will certainly go for anything expensive and that is the cheapest and also fastest settle in my opinion, assuming you have the right to obtain a brand-new cable out of the thermostat and dvery own the the baseboard fairly quickly.Now, via some tracing devices you could locate the fault in the installed cable, however I have no concept just how you would certainly actually repair the cable itself.
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some radiant heat has actually manufacturer repair kits and also also troubleshooting devices. are these out of warranty or old devices or brand new systems still under warranty ? have you tried contacting the manufacturer for advice ?
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some radiant warmth has actually manufacturer repair kits and likewise troubleshooting devices. are these out of warranty or old units or brand also new systems still under warranty ? have actually you tried contacting the manufacturer for advice ?
These are old systems so waranty is out of the question. As for the manufacturer, I do not think they understand who developed these devices. We"ve situated an equipment that"s designed to discover breaks in the wiring but we have no idea how tough (or easy) it will be to uncover the break and make repairs. We"d be interested in any type of of y"all"s suffer.
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Someone have to have ran a screw or cut a box into the wiring, it is a constant run and also wires dont just go poor, unmuch less damaged... I used to see alot of this and have repaired alot of "ceiling heat". They still offer the wire and likewise have actually splice kits for it. I cant think of the name of the firm, but a google search should perform the trick. It is basically a thin wire via a thick insulation and a fiberglass type sheath that slides over the splice, via a peice of warmth shrink on each finish. There is generally a 3" wide by 8" long drywall repair that demands to be made. I have actually never viewed it installed between 2 layers of drywall before tho. In Florida it was installed in the 60"s and was install on peak of plasterboard and also under plaster.
Though it is not fun to do, radiant ceiling heat is typically repaired from the attic, if tright here is one. The top layer of drywall is reduced ( the layer towards the attic ). The repairs are made and also the drywall is patched. If tright here is no attic, someone is SOL, unless the want to relocation the ceiling. Baseboard warmth is the usual deal with in a lot of of these cases.To uncover the poor spot, you require a high voltage low present power resource. A tiny Hi-pot tester is finest, yet expensive. An electric fence transprevious, from a farm supply keep would certainly probably occupational. Disaffix the heat leads from the t-stat, affix the high voltage source to the heating cable and listen closely for the buzzing wright here ever the heating cable is damaged. The buzzing is the arcing across the cable break.
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To discover the bad spot, you need a high voltage low existing power source. A little Hi-pot tester is finest, yet expensive. An electrical fence transformer, from a farm supply keep would certainly more than likely work-related. Disaffix the warm leads from the t-stat, connect the high voltage source to the heating cable and also listen carefully for the buzzing wbelow ever before the heating cable is damaged. The buzzing is the arcing across the cable break.
I have a task choose this on Monday, I"m thinking of using a neon transprevious to sfinish out a high voltage.
Did you contact the manufacture, I know via floor warm we supplied a 5 kv megger and also IR to find breaks and also the manufacture had a repair kit.The megger and IR were the manufactures suggestion and also the EC contacted us for the work-related.Contact the manufacture and a trial and error firm.

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When I was a helper we did that for some parking ramp warm mat. We checked out this task 4 or 5 times and also tried everything to locate the issue, finally the JW told the owner just one thing might job-related. It functioned blew the matt out of the deck in 10-15 areas, they saw reduced the deck, mounted MI and resurconfronted the ramp.
Did you contact the manufacture, I know via floor warmth we provided a 5 kv megger and IR to locate breaks and the manufacture had a repair kit.The megger and also IR were the manufactures tip and also the EC contacted us for the work-related.Contact the manufacture and also a trial and error firm.
I do not think 5KV is high sufficient to hear the arc. I"ve heard that the Neon XFMR will work, and also the video looks choose it would be loud sufficient to hear. These dwellings are developed ago in the 50"s I think. I don"t think it was ever set up after the 60"s ?You think I would require IR ?
I do not think 5KV is high enough to hear the arc. I"ve heard that the Neon XFMR will certainly work-related, and also the video looks like it would certainly be loud sufficient to hear. These houses are developed back in the 50"s I think. I don"t think it was ever before installed after the 60"s ?You think I would require IR ?
5kv heated the spot sufficient to be noticable with IR, they cooled dvery own the room initially.When I did construction we installed some in ceilings in historic structures in Harper Ferry WVA.
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Someone must have actually ran a screw or reduced a box into the wiring, it is a consistent run and also wires dont just go bad, unmuch less damaged... I supplied to watch alot of this and have repaired alot of "ceiling heat". They still offer the wire and likewise have splice kits for it. I cant think of the name of the firm, yet a google search need to do the trick. It is basically a thin wire through a thick insulation and also a fiberglass form sheath that slides over the splice, through a peice of warm shrink on each end. There is usually a 3" wide by 8" long drywall repair that needs to be made. I have never before watched it set up in between 2 layers of drywall before tho. In Florida it was set up in the 60"s and also was install on optimal of plasterboard and under plaster.
I don"t know. Resistive heat does have actually a life span. If tright here are multiple breaks it can be a authorize of old age. I agree via the pointer to replace through baseboard heating.
I do not recognize. Resistive warm does have actually a life expectancy. If tbelow are multiple breaks it could be a authorize of old age. I agree via the tip to rearea with baseboard heating.
This job, they just scrapped the popcorn ceiling, and an Electrician cut in cans. I am tright here to verify they damaged the wiring, and also how much to solve it. I wonder if the wires offered for floor heating would certainly work-related for the repair ? I think all I require is insulation rated at 90 C.
This task, they simply scrapped the popcorn ceiling, and an Electrician cut in cans. I am tright here to verify they damaged the wiring, and also how a lot to solve it. I wonder if the wires supplied for floor heating would certainly work for the repair ? I think all I require is insulation rated at 90 C.
You"re braver than I am. If you can not verify manufacturer and also an apverified splicing approach, I would certainly abandon it at the resource and also install something brand-new. If holes were reduced for recessed cans, it isn"t an easy break. You could finish up jumpering around the cans, definition you have 2 splices for eincredibly break. Even if floor heating splices work, you are leaving yourself open up to licapacity.
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