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Old 11-26-2021, 10:50 AM   #1
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Heated floors and area rugs

We are camping where overnight lows are in the teens. I have my AH on and the wet bay rheostat turned to 2 oíclock position. I have my floor heaters turned on to level 2 at night. We have area rugs with pads down because the dogs have trouble with the slippery tile floors, and because itís just nicer and cozier. My question is, will the rugs hurt the heating elements in the floor or cause any problems with them? I took them up the last 2 nights but the dogs hate that because of difficulty walking on the bare tile. Itís also just a pain to be putting them down in the day and then taking them up at night when I turn the floor heat on. Is it necessary to take the rugs up if I am only turning the floor heat on to 2?
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We use throw rugs all the time on our heated floors for the same reason, but I never turn the heat above 2. If the floors were used on a hotter setting it might cause an element to overheat. One thing you don't want are rubber backed mats as the heat can affect the backing.
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We use throw rugs all the time on our heated floors for the same reason, but I never turn the heat above 2. If the floors were used on a hotter setting it might cause an element to overheat. One thing you don't want are rubber backed mats as the heat can affect the backing.
And donít put the rug over the temp sensor in the floor.
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And donít put the rug over the temp sensor in the floor.
Where is the temp sensor?
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Where is the temp sensor?
Just a WAG, but your floor plan is similar to my 37BH. One sensor is in the 1/2 bath, accessible from the cabinet and the other is in the bedroom, accessible from under the shower.
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One thing you don't want are rubber backed mats as the heat can affect the backing.

I agree to the above regarding rubber backed rugs, like bathroom rugs. Any rug though will be heated up. I would recommend you monitor them and see what works best for you. The #2 setting seems plenty warm for us.

Regarding the wet bay there are temperature settings on the dial. Look for 40. The recommended setting. Jeff
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