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    Hi there, i would like to ask a few things about ufh mats? I have tiled lots of floors but i am currently working on a job and am laying a ufh mat for the first time. Im laying onto a concrete floor a builder has recently "leveled" with slc (hes not done a good job!).
    I laid the mat today and stuck it down with some flexi adhesive but didnt cover the element wires before i started tiling. After reading other posts on here i feel should of levelled of to the top of the wires with slc or the adhesive? i have been using my usual trowl and have been very careful in spreading out the adehesive teasing it over rather than digging in the grooves but am wondering how delicate the wires are and am i likely to have damaged them with my trowl? i had to take a tile up and put more adhesive under could this of damaged them? im obviously a little worried the mat wont work and was just after some advice, has anyone ever damaged a ufh mat?
    Any help would be great
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    Hi and welcome..

    Do you test the wires as you lay the tiles, just in case..
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    You should always have an alarm/monitor connected to the heatmat while working on it do you now instantly if you damage it. They only cost a few quid.


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    Default Re: first time with electric ufh mat questions?

    it's possible you may have damaged them, if you think you may have it may be an idea to get an electrician to test it before you go any further.

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    Default Re: first time with electric ufh mat questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    You should always have an alarm/monitor connected to the heatmat while working on it do you now instantly if you damage it. They only cost a few quid.


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    not heard of one of them stew, where do you get them? i'll have to invest in one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    not heard of one of them stew, where do you get them? i'll have to invest in one
    All the heatmat suppliers normally have them in accessories section online....


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    Warm up have one in every kit, called a watchdog and runs off 2 aa batteries.


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    i just fitted a warmup kit over the wknd bri, wasn't one in the box,it was sealed before i opened it. i'll have to get one of those for next time.

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    They normally come taped to the thermostat Mike, maybe they've stopped giving them away to cut costs?? I'm sure they're only about 6 quid to buy.


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    Default Re: first time with electric ufh mat questions?

    the thermostat was seperate, supplied by homebase who i'm doing the job for. still no tester with it tho

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    Default Re: first time with electric ufh mat questions?

    I defintately did'nt nick or dig into any of the wires but may have brushed over lightly while spreading the adhesive, are the wires really delicate?

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    I normally fit "HeatMat" and they are quite robust, but some of the cheaper mats seem quite delicate IMO.


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