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Unread 03-07-2021, 07:08 PM   #61
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Thanks CX, appreciate the reply and info.
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Unread 03-09-2021, 06:32 AM   #62
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Hi guys, a question on the temperature sensor/probe installation.

Both probes were installed into a seperate Ditra stud as per installation instructions. They were "recessed" into their respective studs but I find they still stick out a bit, e.g. the probe is a little bit higher than the height of the stud it's in. Does this matter? I imagine they will be fully embedded in the thinset once the tile is layed. Or will they get too much pressure from the tile and mortar and potentially get squashed if they are not completely recessed?

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Unread 03-09-2021, 07:23 AM   #63
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I don't recall my DH sensors being proud of the studs, Dave. if they were it was just by a hair. You'll have plenty of mortar covering them, they won't care at all.

I do, however, remember needing to carve out a good size chunk of the DH mat in order to bed the cold lead to heat cable connector, in accordance with their instructions. So, if recessing that connector is allowable, the same would apply to the sensor.
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Thanks Dan. Yes the sensors are just passing the stud height by a hair as you say so it should be fine, thanks for reassuring me. We also carved out a big hole for the splice to fit in (had to take out like 3 of the Ditra studs to fit it in!).

Tiling is in progress.
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We also carved out a big hole for the splice to fit in (had to take out like 3 of the Ditra studs to fit it in!).
I had to go a bit further and dig out about 1/8” or so of the plywood to get the hot lead connector to sit flush with the DitraHeat. Been in operation 2+ years; never had any reason to give it a second thought.
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Unread 03-10-2021, 06:08 PM   #67
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Tiling and grout completed today.
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Looks good Dave!
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Thank-you Dan, at this point I'm just looking forward to having this project completed and moving on to other things lol! It's been going on for months.

Question for the Ditra Heat experts out there. How long should you wait before turning on the floor heating? I recall reading 7 days on the Ditra installation guide but I've also heard that the longer you wait the better (to allow the mortar and grout to fully set)?

Thanks in advance for your input/experiences on this!
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Hardly an expert, Dave, but I'd be inclined to wait for at least a week and I think your presumption is correct.

I didn't power mine up for many weeks after the floor tile was installed, but that was more due to my DIY timeline. I do recall, however, that it made an odd crackling sound the very first time I energized it but never after that.

Will be curious if yours does the same.
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Thanks Dan, I will wait at least another week before turning it on. There is still on-going work to install wall tiles, cabinets, counters, etc so there's no rush to have it working. I'll let you know how it goes once I do activate it for the first time!
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