A pex pipe layout is exactly as it sounds. You take a floor diagram of your house and plan approximate 300’ loops of pex pipe to warm your floors- starting at and ending where your Hydronics unit will be (utility room is a common place, although a closet may work).
You can use graph paper, a loopCAD software, or spray paint on your pink insulation.
You can make copies of your floorplan and draw in the loops.
When you do this you can keep in mind thermostat zones. Each loop of pex piping can connect to only 1 zone. So if you want your living room and bedroom on different zone, then the pex loops used for the living room will be different than the pex loops used in the bedroom.
Installing a concrete floor for hydronic heating is ideal for an even and efficient heat distribution, ensuring maximum comfort and energy savings. For installing a concrete floor, you will need:
Gypcrete over wooden floor is very similar
* You will want to label each pex loop end with it’s loop number and each loop with it’s desired zone numbers. These labels will give you peace in mind when hooking up your in-floor heating system. Of course, the HUG Holey Hose Holder helps you keep track of these things.