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Unread 09-22-2020, 09:11 AM   #1
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Running Ditra heat cable under vanity? 2 stud spacing?

I pretty much maxed out my ditra heat with 3 stud spacing to 162 foot.

I have about 8 feet I need to place someplace.

I was wondering if I go under the vanity a little is that so bad? I'm not sure the depth of of the vanity as they range from 18" to 22", but I want to make sure I get heat where someone would stand in front of it. So if I go a few inches under it would that be an issue?

What about if I run the extra length of cable under the vanity center but with a 6 stud spacing to use up extra cable?


I was also wondering, do you really think it would be so dangerous to do 2 stud spacing through a bathroom floor? Do you really think this cable will get overheated?
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Unread 09-22-2020, 10:37 AM   #2
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you can do alternating 3/2 spacing according to schluter throughout, or in sections to eat up cable.
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Unread 09-22-2020, 09:46 PM   #3
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Around the sides of the toilet are good places to run out cable. Doing 3/2/3/2 is a good way to if that works.

Schluter is pretty strict on where they want the cable run but other manufacturer's will let you get closer to the walls. Running it under the vanity isn't a good idea, in my opinion. Maybe right up to the toe kick if has feet and is open underneath but I'd look at other options first.
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I wouldn't put it any place that will be covered permanently. And keep it away from the toilet base like they recommend. If it gets warm enough the wax ring could fail.

There's always some creative way to use up cable without breaking the rules. In my own bathroom I think I pulled it up two or three times so I could re-route it and use up the last few feet.
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In my own bathroom I think I pulled it up two or three times so I could re-route it and use up the last few feet.
I bested that by at least 3 times.

If the vanity has a toe kick you don't want to go under it. If the vanity bottom is open, meaning the vanity sits on feat, like furniture, you can run it under.
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Sounds like you should pick a vanity that has feet...
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How many studs would you keep the wire away from the toilet wax seal edges?
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6, I believe, but pretty sure the installation instructions specify.
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It actually says 7" from centerline. That would make it far less than 6 studs.

Its kind of confusing. What exactly is the centerline of a wax seal.
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The center of the wax circle. Or center of the flange
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The center of the wax circle. Or center of the flange
Those should be the same.
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Yes. I was more meaning that since he's installing the ditra cable still the wax ring isnt installed yet and couldnt picture it
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Yes. I was more meaning that since he's installing the ditra cable still the wax ring isnt installed yet and couldnt picture it
Yes, I see that now.
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