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Radiant heat system failing--suggested solutions needed

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Joined: Jul 30 2007

The radiant heating system in our Eichler sprung a leak.  We had the leaking pipe located and repaired but the system would not hold pressure indicating the presence of another link.  Our options:  try to repair this new leak and hope that solves the problem or replace our heating system.  What would be the most cost-effective solution?

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Joined: Feb 10 2010

I replied to your post yesterday, but it seems to be gone today. Not sure if it was deleted or if I hit a wrong button. Maybe deleted because I was recommending a compay I had done business with in the past?!? Not sure. Anyway, I've used "a company" a few times over the years to repair the radiant heating system in my Sunnyvale Eichler. I've always been happy with their work. I think replacing your entire heating system would be far more costly than any repair, but I suppose that would depend on the scope of the repair. A good company (in my opinion) should be able to pinpoint leak locations in the concrete slab, and repair them. I'm not sure why the company fixing your leak would stop at the first one. I've had leaks in multiple locations before during a repair, and "a company" tended to each one until the system would pressurize. Hope this helps.

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Joined: Feb 10 2010

I re-read the ground rules a little more carefully. My fault for recommending the company by name

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