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design of water pipes in the floor in openstudio

asked 2017-02-15 13:16:54 -0500

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updated 2017-02-16 08:40:16 -0500

If I want to have pipes in the floor (inside the concrete) that will have warm water running through them and thus being able to heat up the rooms slightly, is there an easy way to design that in OpenStudio?

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answered 2017-02-15 13:31:39 -0500

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That's referred to as in-floor radiant heating. This question shows how to do that in OpenStudio.

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I tried to do that, but I get following errors: * Severe * IP: IDF line~413 Object=ZONEHVAC:LOWTEMPERATURERADIANT:SURFACEGROUP, name=LOW TEMP RADIANT CONST FLOWFLOORS, Required Field=[Surface 1 Name] was blank. * Severe * IP: IDF line~413 Object=ZONEHVAC:LOWTEMPERATURERADIANT:SURFACEGROUP, name=LOW TEMP RADIANT CONST FLOWFLOORS, Required Field=[Flow Fraction for Surface 1] was blank. How can I fix them so that it works correctly?

sga gravatar image sga  ( 2017-02-17 06:50:23 -0500 )edit

You don't have a surface in the zone that you've assigned to the InternalSource construction you created.

Adam Hilton gravatar image Adam Hilton  ( 2017-02-17 07:46:57 -0500 )edit

Do I change that under construction or somewhere in the thermal zone tab?

sga gravatar image sga  ( 2017-02-17 08:56:57 -0500 )edit

No, you can go in the spaces->surfaces tab and do it there or go into the SketchUp plugin, click the surface, and then assign it using the inspector.

Adam Hilton gravatar image Adam Hilton  ( 2017-02-17 09:03:07 -0500 )edit

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