UnderPlate Install Guide
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Please read all stages of this install guide before proceeding with the installation.
Always refer to your floor finish manufacturers install instructions, they may have special requirements which take precedent when installing underfloor heating.
When working with any wood or insulation based products, dust and particles can become airborne and pose a hazard to health. This is particularly relevant when machining, cutting or routing. Please follow all the relevant guidelines on reducing the risk of dust inhalation.
Underside of floor is clean free of debris/surface dust and any protruding objects.
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Following your OMNIE CAD design to determine the area that requires UnderPlate panels, note where pipe flow and return runs are… i.e. anywhere pipes needs to exit a panel.
UnderPlate Panels can be fixed using suitable screws, nails or staples, they must not protrude through the floor deck or distort the UnderPlate and are sufficient to secure and the UnderPlates flat to the underside of the floor deck, ensuring the UnderPlate gets maximum contact to the underside of the floor.
Once the panel location has been determined the UnderPlates can now be fixed in place, again following the CAD design, noting where a loop pipe end occurs, locate the panel so the pipe can exit the panel and return unhindered and remain flat to the underside of the floor.
UnderPlate Panels are best cut on a solid bench using a hand style hacksaw to avoid distortion of the panel, once cut remove any burs that may damage the pipework.
Installing the Pipe
There are three general joist types
Solid Timber Joists
The only other joist/truss scenario is the preformed roof truss which again should not be drilled or notched unless allowed by specific instruction from the truss manufacturer. pipe must be routed under and battens added for the ceiling installation.
With all the UnderPlates in place and joist bay access done pipe can be carefully fed into place following the CAD plans.
The minimum temperature for installing the pipe should be +5°C.
NOTE: If the pipe work is kinked during the installation, the coil must be replaced or the pipe repaired with an OMNIE connector (if possible) and then pressure tested. No connections should be made unless fully accessible following the completion of the finished floor.
Once the panels and pipe have been installed, the circuits should be hydraulically pressure tested and kept under pressure while the floor finishes are laid.
|A QUICK GUIDE TO FILLING THE SYSTEM|
1. If the manifold is being used to pressure test all circuits at once, close both primary isolation valves.
2. Connect a pressure tester to the drain valve, vent the system of air and increase the pressure to 6 bar.
3. Once at this pressure, leave for 60 minutes. If the pressure has dropped examine the pipework. It may be necessary to pressure test individual circuits to determine if there has been damage to the pipe.
4. If the pressure is maintained and passes the test, record the results on the pressure test certificate. Have the test witnessed and certified by a third party.
5. Maintain this test pressure whilst the floor finish and/or covering ply (or similar) is being laid.
SEE MANIFOLD INSTALLATION GUIDE (DOCUMENT CODE: IG UFH 17) FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS