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Upon This Rock

If homeowners choose to encase themselves in a concrete home, then radiant heat had better be in the cards also. Slab-on-grade, combining massive concrete walls and large, glass-enclosed areas would challenge the best of conventional forced air systems.

In this Missouri home, abundant Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired concrete acts as an effective thermal storage system. Even the finished floors, concealing a half-mile of radiant PEX heat tubing, are the actual scored and colored slab. It provides optimal comfort and an attractive, easy-to-maintain floor surface. Installer Bob ("Hot Rod") Rohr says that, combined with a substantial under slab insulation to minimize heat loss, the high efficiency system will provide unsurpassed comfort and low operating cost for years to come.

Weather-responsive controls and multiple zones allow the home office and guest rooms to be controlled separately in this 2,800 square foot home that includes some walkway snow melting, a radiantly-warmed, sunken concrete bath and cascade that spills from the back of the house where water plays gracefully within the mature property's sloped features.


Springfield, MO

Radiant Systems Installer

Robert "Hot Rod" Rohr


PEX tubing

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