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Radiant Heat: Drilling to lay pipe

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Joined: Jul 22 2003

My wife and I are getting ready to do a kitchen remodel and want to put an island in the middle with a cooktop. I need to have the floor drill/jack hammered up to bring electricity over to the island. What does this entail? How would I go about doing this? I know there is radiant pipe issues with this and I was wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and can offer up some advice? Thanks.

We are doing an electric cooktop and not a gas cooktop.

Also, I did a search on the forum and could not find info on this. Thanks for your help.

-Bobby

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Joined: Feb 8 2005

I might have a solution for you that would not require breaking the concrete at all.
Send me an email with pictures of your kitchen and I'll get back to you.

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Joined: Jul 22 2003

Hey, I just sent you an email with an image of our current kitchen.

If anyone else has suggestions I'd love to hear them. Thanks so much.

-Bobby

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Joined: Jun 28 2003

We are just finishing a kitchen remodel. We chose to move the cooktop to the outer cabinets for a couple of reasons.

1. We entertain a lot and having the center island totally free is nice. No one has to lean against the cooktop, entire island is open

2. Placing the cooktop on a wall which is adjacent to a exterior wal allowed me to but a downdraft vent in. This vent rises from under the counter to vent the cooktop.

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Joined: Jul 22 2003

Good points Jeff. We currently have an island in the middle and it is free from anything. We enjoyed it but we lack storage space and by moving to a cooktop on the island we actually get much more cabinet/storage space. We've tried several different configurations and we are really excited about the one we've chosen.

I will post a separate question about the Radiant heat and how deep they are in the concrete after I do a search to see if I can find that topic. Thanks for the help.

-Bobby

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Hi all-trying to accomplish same - keep electric stove as part of an island, and "separate" the ovens and mount against the wall that feeds the electricity to ovens and present cooktop in center. Do not want to necessarily cut concrete, but understand that there should NOT be any radiant piping directly under ovens and center stove (we have swing out table, etc.). Can you confirm your solution back then on your remodel - or does anyone else know how to confirm/deny existence of piping in that area (understand also no piping directly in closets, as an aside). Thanks, Dave Willow Glen

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Joined: Aug 25 2005

There are no radiant heat pipes under the cabinets. My kitchen was previously remodeled without the original footprint. The floor where the cabinets previously resided is cold when the radiant heat is on. I have a Infrared temperature sensor so I can map my radiant heat pipes.
I too will be adding a large island and will be cutting my concrete in that area to run my electrical for an under cabinet oven.

Nick
Castro Valley

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Joined: Jul 6 2003

We also added an island during a kitchen remodel last summer. Thankfully the radiant pipes are deeper than the channel cut by the concrete saw. :) It was certainly on our mind. I think we could have turned the heat on and mapped the pipes with a hand held infrared temperature gun, but we didn't bother (or think of it at the time).

Mark

Mark Hoy Sunnyvale Eichler Owner

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Joined: Dec 2 2010

Why not post the pictures here as well so we can all see?

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Joined: Jul 6 2003

kswaby10 wrote:
Why not post the pictures here as well so we can all see?

Here is a whole build log:
http://www.ikeafans.com/forums/blogs/mhoy/

Mark

Mark Hoy Sunnyvale Eichler Owner

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