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itsmejese
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  1:14:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently purchased and installed seven 3X10 rolls of QuietWarmth under the newly installed laminate floor in my basement. So far I have run the wires to a central location, but have not gotten any further.
I currently have a VeraLite controller and various z-wave devices and I would like to somehow integrate the new radiant system. I'm wondering what my options are. Can it be done without a thermostat? If so what is involved? If a thermostat is necessary or advantageous what thermostat would you recommend and what is the best way to integrate it?

A link for more info on my controller
http://getvera.com/controllers/veralite-g/

A link for more info on the radiant product
http://www.quietwarmth.com/floating-floor-install/

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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  1:47:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A thermostat is an absolute necessity. Otherwise you subject yourself to a fire.

You can use a Z-Wave thermostat plus a relay that allows you to use the Z-Wave thermostat with 120VAC electric heat.

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itsmejese
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  2:05:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why is a thermostat absolutely necessary? What about using just a z-wave temperature sensor and some kind of z-wave device?
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itsmejese
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  2:14:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Or for that matter why not just some kind of z-wave device With a timer to turn on at 5am and off at 6am?
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  2:14:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can use a Z-Wave temperature sensor if it's compatible with your VeraLite G.

BTW, your device link is to an Insteon device, not Z-Wave.

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itsmejese
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  2:23:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess what I'm really asking is: What function does a thermostat serve?

Don't they just supply power to the radiant film (or not) in order to regulate the temperature?
Or do they do more than that?
Is a thermostat overkill (especially if I already have a temperature sensor)
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  2:41:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, the thermostat regulates the heat as does a compatible sensor (one that can send an on or off signal to a device based on temperature).

But, all Z-Wave thermostats are programmable, too. If the VeraLite G can handle that function and also regulate the temperature (i.e., turn a Z-Wave device on or off based on the temperature provided by the sensor), than you don't need a thermostat.

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AlRoss0908
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Posted - 11/27/2020 :  12:31:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The thermostat is compulsory. You have to regulate the heat with it. I also had to rearrange my basement and turn it into an additional bedroom for my father, who had to move to our place. Besides, our basement is pretty large, so we also made a game room where we have our pingpong table and a football table, and a bar. The problem was that we barely used the space in our basement, just kept our old stuff there. Now, we completely turned it into a living space. We also made an easy access floor. It helps to easily access the space underneath your floor, in case you need to repair something. It is very convenient for those, who want to install an underfloor heating system.

Edited by - AlRoss0908 on 11/27/2020 01:35:54 AM
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