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Staple System Preparation & Installation

In this video, Martin and David take you through the steps for installing underfloor heating using the standard staple system.

Showing also how to lay a Bifilar pattern (also known as a snail pattern) this gives a more even heat output, is easier to lay with closer centres and works best on higher delta T’s. This video shows the entire process of laying insulation onto the DPM and subfloor to the end connection and we have not demonstrated screeding as this is normally carried out after filling and pressure testing.

Steps for Installing Underfloor Heating Using the Staple System:

0:10 – Roll out edge insulation around the perimeter of the room.

0:56 – It’s a good idea to lay a polyethene sheet over the entire board.

1:00 – Next untuck the polyethene skirt on the edge insulation and tape to the polythene sheet.

1:11 – Mark up the floor with the pipe centres from your drawing.

1:58 – As you lay the pipes use clips to secure the fitting.

2:58 – Once complete make a final connection to the manifold.

For more information or for help with Multipipe products please get in touch today via: Technical Support Line – 01245 850799 or Main phone number – 01245 227630

Pressure Testing Your Underfloor Heating System

In this video, Martin walks you through the correct procedure for pressure testing your new underfloor heating system. It is very important to listen to all the steps. This ensures the system can be correctly checked for leaks, giving you a trouble-free installation.

Steps for Pressure Testing Your Underfloor Heating System:

0:32 – Check the mains pressure by connecting a pressure gauge to the manifold.

1:42 – Make sure you prime the reservoir before attaching the pressure tester.

1:52 – Attach the loop from the pressure tester to the manifold.

2:20 – Be sure to check that the flow meters are fully open.

2:40 – Increase the pressure to between four and six bars.

3:06 – When you’ve reached a stable pressure, go ahead and close off the port and disconnect the tester.

4:14 – After maintaining the system’s pressure for about an hour, it’s time to depressurize the manifold, bringing it down to about one-and-a-half to two bars.

5:02 – Make sure the pipe is under pressure as it’s being screeded. When pressure testing your underfloor heating system, I suggest doing a wet test whenever possible; however, an air test can be done if frost is a concern.

How to set temperature modes

In this video, we show how to set the temperature for your system. Unlike most thermostats, you can set your Multipipe system temperature and use your timer to set when each temperature is used. However, if you do not set this correctly, it can cause your system not to heat correctly.

How to set your programme

This short video shows you how to set the programme for your system. This is essential info if you want different temperatures throughout the day.

#TopTip we recommend that you do not exceed more than 4 degrees from the “on” and “off” temperature for optimum efficiency.

Rio Quantum – Key Features Of Your Underfloor Heating Thermostat

The new quantum underfloor heating thermostat is designed to make installation totally user-friendly, look amazing and include a lot of features and benefits for the end-user. It’s nice when thermostatic controls have been well thought out, and it’s clear that with this product, everything has been taken into consideration when it comes to its design.

Some Key Features of the Rio Quantum Underfloor Heating Thermostat:

0:30 – Slimness. The thermostat is about 8.5mm thick, about the same as your smartphone.

0:40 – There are magnets on the product that make it easy to mount onto the backplate.

0:55 – It includes a lithium-ion battery that lasts about two years.

1:09 – It is fully rechargeable and compatible with a micro USB charger.

1:16 – Push button controls make for easy operation of the thermostatic controls.

1:32 – You can choose from a variety of languages in which to read the text.

1:38 – Text instructions will show you how to easily set up your underfloor heating thermostat.

RIO Thermostatic Controls – Multipipe

Ben introduces the products in our range of RIO Thermo controls, how they’re setup and the useful features of each thermostat. From a programmable thermostat for full control of heating zones and time settings to dial thermostats for simplicity for older generations, our range covers everything in between.

Quantum Thermostat

Learn how Multipipe’s 230v Quantum Thermostat provides for customers looking for a hardwired alternative to battery-operated thermostat.

Multipipe Smart Innovation

Learn how Multipipe’s thermostat range can provide a product for every application required for underfloor heating, utilising the cutting edge in technology to provide the most robust and modern solutions. Get the options you and your client need to develop their smart home options.

Filling And Venting Your UFH Manifold

In this video, Martin walks you through the correct procedure for filling your new UFH manifold. When it comes to filling underfloor heating systems, it is very important to listen to all the steps before you begin. This ensures no air is left in the system, giving you a trouble-free installation.

Steps for Filling and Venting Your UFH Manifold:

0:50 – We always begin filling underfloor heating systems by bringing in fresh water. To do that, turn off the isolation valves and turn on the temperature gauge.

1:07 – Next, open up each of the actuator ports and pull the caps off the flow meters. Close all of the flow meters except for the first one.

1:53 – Attach hose lock connectors to the flow and vent ports.

2:24 – Then, attach hose pipes to the top and bottom ports; once you’ve filled the first circuit, open the next flow meter and repeat the process of filling it. Make sure to close each flow meter after you’ve filled it.

3:54 – You’ll know it’s time to move on to the next flow meter when you get a constant flow of water.

5:42 – Close off the hose, turn off the water tap, and close the filling port.

6:22 – Last, vent the pump and UFH manifold using the port and the vent keys.

UFH Quotations: What We Need From You For Your Personalised Quote – Multipipe

Martin from Multipipe discusses the things you can provide in order to get the best, personalised quote from Multipipe possible. With a scale set of drawings detailing floor construction and chosen manifold location, also be sure to include what heat sources are to be used, areas of heat loss or highly glazed areas, what choice you have on temperature controls as well as your preferred type of piping.

Email [email protected] for any further enquiries, or give us a call on 01245 227 630

Eliminating Cold Spots: Common UFH Misconceptions – Multipipe

Martin from Multipipe explains how cold spots can occur where piping hasn’t been taken below previously. He also covers common practices for eliminating these underfloor heating problems and discusses considerations regarding floor fixings like toilets and washbasins.

Traditionally, people didn’t pipe into their kitchen units. What we find now is that if you convert that kitchen to a different room design, you sometimes end up with cold spots on the floor. Islands are one example of a kitchen area where pipes often haven’t been taken down below. This can lead to some underfloor heating problems in the newly converted room.

It is now common practice to include the whole of the floor area when laying pipe into your kitchen. If you’re worried about the migration of heat from your floor into your kitchen units, then laying a little insulation on top of the floor before installation will prevent those possible underfloor heating problems.

It’s important to properly install underfloor heating in order to avoid cold spots and other heating issues. And be sure to avoid piping under anything that can be screwed to the floor.

What to consider when asking for an underfloor heating quote – Multipipe

At Multipipe, we’re always delighted to provide a quotation for your underfloor heating projects. To get it right first time and ensure a speedy turnaround for your quotation, here are a couple of things to consider in order to get the best quote possible.

Email [email protected] for any further enquiries, or give us a call on 01245 227 630

Ensuring Good Pipe Performance in New Builds or Extensions

What are the main considerations to keep in mind when it comes to good pipe performance?

What should you know about underfloor insulation when installing piping into extensions or existing properties? When doing extensions or any new build, part of the building regulations is having insulation in the floor construction.

In this video, Martin discusses checking the underfloor insulation value to ensure good pipe performance after your installation. You see, it’s common to staple the pipework to the insulation.

But older properties may not have insulation within that floor construction. The reason why you need to look at the insulation value is because you want to make sure it’s stopping the downward loss of heat. The better your underfloor insulation is at stopping heat from escaping, the better pipe performance you’ll get from your installation.

Underfloor Heating Projects And Heat Loss In Pipes

In this video, Martin from Multipipe explains how areas of heat loss in pipes can affect your underfloor heating project, and why doing heat loss calculations is so important — particularly in older buildings that don’t meet heat loss regulations.

It’s common practice to fit pipes close together in areas where there is a high degree of heat loss. The idea is to reduce pipe spacing in order to counteract the heat loss in pipes. It’s all going to depend on the plan that you have for your underfloor heating project, but generally, 150 spacings are what you want.

Underfloor heating will give you a certain amount of output, which is given in watts per square meter. Just be careful if you’ve got some older properties. If they’re not well insulated then they may be particularly vulnerable to heat loss.

If you’re concerned about heat loss in pipes, you should get that amount calculated. It’s something that can affect the results of any underfloor heating project.

Our Range Of Plumbing Manifolds – Multipipe

In this video, Martin from Multipipe shows you our range of plumbing manifolds available, including sanitary manifolds, radiation and the new technology of smart manifolds. We have a plumbing manifold system for whatever your needs may be. Whether you need hot or cold water, we have got you covered.

The options we have available will suit both radiator and underfloor heating systems. In fact, our new plumbing manifold system is even ideal for multiple floor constructions.

Key Features of Our Plumbing Manifolds:

0:42 – The sanitary manifold can be used for hot and cold supply. One of the benefits is that it has jointless plumbing. It also fits onto the wall easily with a sliding rail.

1:12 – Another of our popular plumbing manifolds is the radiator manifold. These are available from two to twelve ports.

1:25 – Then there’s the smart manifold. This combines radiator manifolds and underfloor heating all in one. In this model, you can set the water to leave the plumbing manifold system at different temperatures.

The Right Underfloor Heating Manifold For Different Heat Sources

In this video, Martin from Multipipe discusses how Multipipe helps to choose the ideal underfloor heating manifold for your piping projects based on different heat sources.

Underfloor heating can work with a variety of different sources of heat, including gas, biomass, and air or ground source heat pumps. The important thing to pay attention to is the temperature of water coming into your underfloor heating manifold.

If that temperature is identified as being a high temperature, then we’re going to sell you some kind of temperature blending control that’s going to lower the temperature to an adequate level.

On the other hand, when it comes to air or ground heat sources, we’re going to sell you a plain underfloor heating manifold with no requirement for water temperature control.

As you can see, no matter what heat sources are being used for your underfloor heating, we’ll recommend the appropriate product to ensure optimum performance.

How The Motorised TRV Provides Individual Room Temperature Control

We discuss how we’re taking underfloor heating to the next stage with thermostatic controls, providing the ability to offer individual room temperature control for both underfloor heating and radiator heating through the Motorised TRV.

We’re happy to be able to offer our clients an underfloor heating system downstairs and a radiator heating system upstairs — a very common situation these days. What’s not so common is having individual room temperature control with a radiator system. The Motorised TRV takes thermostatic controls to the next level by providing an extra level of regulation.

The product connects directly to the radiator on the valve and can be linked with the thermostat directly. With the ability to connect up to six TRVs to a single thermostat, complete individual room temperature control is easily achievable. Our thermostatic controls provide for a comfortable living experience.

By giving you complete temperature control, your home will be better regulated both upstairs and downstairs.

How To Set Time & Date

Let us show you how to set time and date for underfloor heating thermostats!

It’s important because without setting this detail, the programme could pick the incorrect day of the week. This means that heating may not come on when it’s required! With step-by-step instructions, getting your system up and running is a simple process. The nice thing about underfloor heating thermostats is that once you have them set properly, they are very good at providing stable temperature control.

Setting Time and Date on Underfloor Heating Thermostats:

0:08 – You can begin to set time and date by pressing and holding the tick for 3 seconds.

0:13 – Then, press the right arrow to go to the hour and press the tick.

0:18 – Set the time format to 12hr or 24hr then press the tick.

0:22 – Next, change the time using the up/down arrow and use the left/right to move to minutes.

0:38 – Now, set the year and press the tick.

0:44 – Then, set the month and press the tick.

0:49 – Finally, set the day and press the tick to finish.

How to reset your HTRP thermostat

In this video we show you how to reset your HTRP thermostat, this should always be a last resort and most issues can normally be fixed without resetting, as this will also unregister this from the main control box.

Steps For How To Reset Your Thermostat:

0:13 – First press the tick button to illuminate the screen.

:17 – Now press & hold the left arrow and the up arrow at the same time for 3 seconds.

0:22 – Press the up arrow to move to setting 47 (if you press and hold it jumps in 5’s)

0:29 – Press the tick to enter setting 0:34 – Press tick to confirm reset. This will take some time to reset.

0:45 – Once del disappears then press tick to reset the thermostat.

1:00 – Once UFH use appears then you are ready to re-register.