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The thermostat that powers radiant heat flooring has a sensor that measures the temperature of the floor. The placement of this sensor is crucial for optimal performance. The best place for the sensor is midway in the radiant loop in the thinnest space between the panels and tile.
Leave the feed and return panels for the PEX loose. Drill two holes through the wall to get to the water heater. Mark them down, and keep the hole in line with the track. Remove the panel so the drill won't cause any damage.
Permanently mount the last two panels.
Remove the short pieces of PEX installed earlier.
Tip: Always unroll the PEX pipe as you go to prevent kinks.
Mark the end of the pipe in the direction the water will flow, and feed that end through the wall. Be sure to push plenty of extra pipe through the wall.
Unroll the PEX, and walk it into the track as you go. Take the turns and bends slowly to prevent damage to the pipe. Slowly continue the process until all of the tracks are filled.
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