Expanded Commercial Specifications October 27, 2006 - TECH 3.10 1. Floor Heating System 1.1 Provide a complete floor heating system as shown on the plans and as specified. Length of loops, pipe sizing and spacing to be determined by HeatLink ® FloorHeat system approach. 1.2 Piping installed in the slab shall be HeatLink® cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) oxygen barrier tube installed in loops with spacing, length and size as per design drawings or HeatLink design calculations. PEX pipe to allow oxygen permeation no more than 0.1g/m3/day at 40°C in accordance to DIN 4726 and to have a maximum operating temperature of 82C @690 kPa (180°F @100 psi) in accordance to ASTM F876/877, as approved by CSA B137.5. Floor heat piping to be placed with HeatLink® Tracking for tight control of spacing and depth. For slab on grade projects piping can be tied to either a 150 X 150 (6" x 6") wire mesh or a rebar with an even grid pattern (i.e.. 12" x 12", 18" x 18", or 24" x 24") using plastic tie straps. Under no circumstances is pipe to be tied using a binding wire. The installation shall be in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 1.3 System to be controlled with an indoor outdoor temperature reset controller in conjunction with an outdoor sensor and a secondary supply water temperature sensor. Controller to operate a fully automatic modulation of a temperature mixing device. Individual room control is to be provided by the combination of HeatLink® #46000 series thermostats and #56000 zone drive actuators for floor heating or together with #30070 series sensors for floor warming. (See HeatLink® thermostat description in the following). 1.4 Ensure that a minimal bending radius of 6 times the pipe diameter is maintained: 1/2" piping = 3" radius, 5/8" piping = 4" radius, 3/4" piping = 5" radius. Ensure that a minimal bending radius of 8 times the diameter is maintained: 40x3.7mm piping = 320mm radius, 50x4.6mm piping = 400mm radius. 1.5 Piping to have a fully enclosed protective conduit elbow where pipes penetrate the concrete flooring to provide protection from abrasion. 1.6 Provide a 300mm (12") protective sleeve where PEX pipe crosses expansion joints. 1.7 If in-slab repair joints are necessary, only brass insert compression couplings as approved by the PEX pipe manufacturer are to be used. Wrap all couplings with PVC tape or compatible material prior to concrete pouring to prevent any possible corrosion. 1.8 Ensure a minimum of 1/4" thick foam or “sill gasket” expansion stripping is placed against all inner and outer walls i.e. wherever the concrete topping comes in contact with a wall plate. In the case of “gypsum” pour, expansion stripping is not necessary. 1.9 Closely coordinate in-slab piping layout with other trades. Avoid sanitary drain piping penetrations, electrical conduit penetrations, partition wall anchors, furniture anchors, etc. through floor assemblies. 1.10 In all areas where other trades will be drilling, coring or anchoring other equipment, furniture, or structures to the slab, the Contractor shall mark locations of in-slab piping on the concrete slab surface to avoid penetration of fasteners used (i.e., Hilti, Ramset, etc.). 1.11 The radiant slab system shall not be used for temporary heating until the structural slabs are sufficiently cured and until all controls and safety devices are in place and in working order. 2. Hydrostatic/air Testing 2.1 Pressure test HeatLink® FloorHeat PEX pipes to 80 to 100 psi (hydrostatic) or 60 to 80 psi (air test) for a minimum of 24 hours prior to and during concrete pouring, or before any piping enclosure. Each PEX pipe loop must be individually filled in either test. 3. Manifold/header 3.1 Provide HeatLink® flow balancing manifolds made of plastic construction or stainless steel complete with wall support brackets, end caps, manual air vents, hose bibs, thermometers; supply module with built in shut off valves, and return module with flow regulating and balancing valves. 3.2 All loop numbers to be clearly marked on PEX pipe wall before being connected to manifold. Room identification and loop number to be printed and placed on each individual module in the manifold tag slot with the identification tags provided. Pipe loops to be identified to allow for system balancing in the future. 3.3 Manifolds to be housed in an accessible manifold housing/enclosure. Housing to be either built on site as part of the framed wall structure or optionally a prefabricated metal access box to be provided. Doors to be hinged to allow for unobstructed access in either case. 3.4 Manifolds to be wrapped with plastic sheets for protection from dirt, dust and/or concrete during pouring in the course of construction. 4. HeatLink® Thermostats And Wiring Rough-in 4.1 Zone control to be provided by using HeatLink® #46000 series thermostats with a preferable set temperature differential of no more than 0.5oF. Thermostats to work in conjunction with either HeatLink® #56200 series actuator to provide selected control for individual heating zone. 4.2 The HeatLink® #46000 thermostat to work on a combination of a proportional input processing, providing a pulse width modulation output. The HeatLink ® #56200 actuator to be a non-motorized zone drive motor actuated by the means of an electric current. 4.3 Mounting the thermostat by roughing-in three wires (or four wires for floor warming) 6" above light switch for future access. The wires to be routed to the corresponding manifold location. 4.4 Each HeatLink® #46000 thermostat requires a 24V power source. A maximum of 6 HeatLink® #56000 series zone drive actuators can be operated from a thermostat. 5. System Start-up 5.1 Thoroughly clean, degrease and flush the new system before antifreeze solution is added. System cleaning shall be in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations 5.2 Add to floor heating system a minimum of 30% glycol/water mixture for freeze protection and system corrosion inhibitor, i.e. Dowfrost, Ucartherm or equivalent. 5.3 Test corrosion and/or antifreeze solution for protection level and maintain records in a manual to keep track of water quality control. 6. Testing, Balancing And Warranties 6.1 Contractor is responsible for ensuring all necessary adjustments to floor heating equipment and controls, and that the entire system is fully tested, balanced and operating as per specification. 6.2 All maintenance data and operation instructions on system controller (if applicable) to be provided and kept on site complete with a copy of piping layout. Data to be neatly assembled and placed in a protective binder. 6.3 All in-slab PEX pipes to carry 25 year guarantee from the manufacturer, complete with a 10 year third party consequential coverage including damage and expenses incurred. Refer to the HeatLink® warranty.