Luther, Ron wrote: > Martin Burns enthused about underfloor heating: > It's a very very neat idea, but are these underfloor heating boogers > actually an affordable option for the average person yet? Eichler (<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Eichler>) homes in Northern California had "radiant heat" floors using hot water pipes embedded in the concrete slab. I can't imagine why it would have added to the cost, compared to "standard" heating (no heater, no ducting to install/maintain). Eichler houses were architecturally stunning for the time, but still priced as middle-class tract homes. I lived in one in Marin with my parents from 1959 to 1964. It was really comfortable having a warm floor, though the tiles on the floor tended to get soft, and furniture feet left permanent marks :-) FWIW, -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com opinion: webtuitive.blogspot.com dream. code.