These some technical drawings I found that are the three main applications of hydronic heating and cooling systems.
- System cools through radiative heat transfer by keeping a water and glycol mix within the tubes at a temperature of 65 degrees.
- Ventilation is important to manage indoor humidity and air quality.
- Heating of the water is necessary for hydronic heating. Possibilities for solar collection for heat.
- Typical Materials for the systems above include:
1. Panel System - aluminum - panels carry tubes and can be surface mounted or embedded in floors, walls, or ceilings. Possibility for continuous interior surface.
2. Capillary Tube System - embedded in plastic, gypsum, or plaster - consists of a mat of small closely spaced tubes embedded in walls and ceilings. Usually larger arteries connect to this which help with a differentiation of scale and allows for interesting nuances.
3. Concrete Core System - concrete or heavy masonry - probably not the best option for the fabrication. usually consists of a whole floor or wall.