RV garage hydronic heated floor

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RV Year
2019
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4363
RV Length
43'9"
TOW/TOAD
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
Does anyone have or know someone who uses in-floor hydronics to heat their garage/ post frame/ pole barns? I'm planning to do so with a 24 wide, 60 long, 16 high at the eave post frame building. Site is cleared and roadwork finished, New power pole, good well, and septic near the site for hook-ups in the building.
thanks
Ernie
 
Joined
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Messages
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RV Year
2019
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4363
RV Length
43'9"
TOW/TOAD
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
It feels strange saying Thanks Ernie. That is the plan, I've been pouring through YouTube videos and lots of google search time. I'm wondering if additional concrete the thickness of the pex will be needed.
 
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Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
@Ernie, since you are talking about a 60' slab and you have a 43' Dutch Star, I would recommend an 8" thick slab. That's pretty standard for pads used by larger motorhomes. That's what our pad is in Polson, Montana, and it was designed to support a 45' coach. Since it is an outdoor pad, it is not hydronically heated but I think the standard PEX used in hydronic heating systems is all that should be required. Once encased in concrete, there should be no need for any extra thickness. You will want to ensure that there is plenty of reinforcing steel in the pad so that it does not crack. That could be a problem if you were to get a major crack.

Sounds like you have a great plan for your rv garage. I'm envious!

TJ
 
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