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Electric Under Floor Heating- How do i find a fault
10-11-2013, 03:31 AM (This post was last modified: 10-11-2013 03:40 AM by City Line IR.)
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Electric Under Floor Heating- How do i find a fault
i have been asked by a client to try and find the break in an electric under floor heating element system.
the system does not heat up as there is a break in the wire. I remember that i read some where that you could add a voltage to the wires and when it arced it would heat up the area where the break was. do you have any idea if this works. what the voltage is, size and ac or dc and the amps needed. any info would be helpful. thanks
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10-11-2013, 08:29 AM
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RE: Electric Under Floor Heating- How do i find a fault
That sounds like a good way to start a fire.
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10-11-2013, 04:38 PM
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RE: Electric Under Floor Heating- How do i find a fault
yes but on a concrete floor with tiles, not much of a chance
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10-11-2013, 04:48 PM
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RE: Electric Under Floor Heating- How do i find a fault
Probably true, but not part of your original post. ;-)
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10-12-2013, 11:13 AM
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RE: Electric Under Floor Heating- How do i find a fault
Use an inductive wire tracing device. Something like a Progressive electronics 200EP amplifier and 77M Tracer. It's a tone tracer. Disconnect power, apply tone, trace wire path on floor. Open will be apparent where tone is lost.
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