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10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

SKU:UF4010

Brand: Ultra-Fin

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Length (Inches): 10"
Application: 1/2" PEX
Material: Aluminum
Tubing Type: Oxygen Barrier

Description for Ultra-Fin UF4010

Ultra-Fin plates function most effectively with non-friction PEX (such as Uponor, Viega, Mr. PEX, and Rehau oxygen-barrier tubing), in addition to any kind of PEX-Aluminum-PEX. Rifeng, HeatLink, and Bow PEX have been known to cause noise in Ultra-Fin applications.

***Note: Box includes 100 (50 pairs) plates and turn keys total.

Radiant heat has never been easier or more affordable for your home than with the Ultra-Fin Radiant Floor Heating System. Take a leap forward with Ultra-Fin the radiant heat system that provides the comfort and efficiency you want from radiant floor heating, while providing simpler installation for a greater variety of home styles. Get super comfort and energy efficiency with the Ultra-Fin Radiant Floor Heating System. Ultra-Fin is a hydronic heating system designed specifically for wood frame homes. It's compatible with all floor coverings, including hardwood, and it's independently third-party tested to be powerfully effective in delivering comfort and quick response.

10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

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10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)
 
4.5

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Best Radiant Choice for Hardwood Floors

No contact with the underside of the sub floor results in a noise free installation. No need to worry about hard wood floor nails piercing the tubing either. Dont skimp on the # of...Read complete review

No contact with the underside of the sub floor results in a noise free installation. No need to worry about hard wood floor nails piercing the tubing either. Dont skimp on the # of panels you use. The recommendation for 140 deg water is just enough to do the job when it gets down to -10 deg f outside.

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Great concept but I have reservations

The system is noisy if run at temperature above
120 F. I discussed with factory and they said it should make no noise at all but it definitely does.

It also gets...Read complete review

The system is noisy if run at temperature above
120 F. I discussed with factory and they said it should make no noise at all but it definitely does.

It also gets quite expensive. Having the tubing an fins set below the floor is an advantage during a remodel as there is less chance of damage during flooring installation.

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5.0

Very nice

By Larry1948

from Amsterdam NY

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Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

Well designed, easy installation and very effective. Much simpler than traditional in-floor radiant heating systems. No mixing valve needed and half or less PEX tubing. Local plumbing supply house may not be aware of ultra fin or elect to steer you to the more traditional approach. Hands down the best system for retrofit where access to floor joists is available from below.

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4.0

Never too late

By JES

from Pittsburgh,Pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

Great improvement to my 90 year old home that has baseboard heat. After installing through the joists in the basement, my first floor has floors that are comfortable to go barefoot, even in the kitchen that has linoleum tile floor. I installed the runs 4 foot apart and it works well down to 8 deg F. I am going to add additional runs to decrease the spacing to 2 foot separation in case the temperature drops below zero.

I only gave four stars because of two issues.
I have had a couple of turn keys fall out and the fins aren't staying parallel to the floor.
I think that this may be caused by my PEX pipe installation. I Twisted the Pipe when I Pulled it and I think it twists when it heats and cool.
The other issue is the cost of the fins. They are a bit expensive when doing the auxiliary heating, but the way it is working, I'm glad that
I installed it. I wish that I could done this years ago.

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5.0

Ultra-fins for radiant heat

By Retired guy Bill

from Englewood Colorado

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Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

Very easy install just time consuming.

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4.0

Ultra Fins worked great

By Dawson Kid

from Dawson, ND

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Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

Very easy to install with turn key clips. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because you need at least 25% more fins than is recommended by manufacturer. If you don't use more fins, you will not be able to get the published btu's of 22 btu's per square foot. I have installed several of these systems using Mr. Pex tubing.

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5.0

great product, works well

By Rick

from Grand Ledge Mi.

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Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

These fin plates went up with no problems,
They solved the problem with nails from hardwood floor sticking through subfloor in a remodel.
The only thing I would recommend is to cycle the heated water through a couple times before installation, I mounted the fins on the pex then fired up the heating system and had to go back and adjust the fins because of expansion and contraction of the pex.

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5.0

Easy to Install

By DIYer

from UP of Michigan

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Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

Ultra-fins are a great, easy to install product. Living in a northern climate, they are a must for a toasty warm house!

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4.0

Ultra Fin Plates

By Matt

from East Jordan, Mi.

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Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

The Fins were kind of a pain to install. Both my wife and I had sore fingers for a couple of days after. They were very easy to bend if you were not carful. I have not started my boiler to see how they work yet, but I think it is a good idea.

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5.0

Cuts price of radiant system in half

By RJ

from Upstate NY

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Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

Quick and ez. I couldn't be happier

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5.0

Does the job

By kenny

from Staten Island N.Y.

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Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

I used these fins to heat a room that could'nt be heated any other practical way . Simple to use ,it just snaps over the pex lines .

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5.0

so far so good

By Joe D

from jersey shore

Verified Buyer

Comments about 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100):

I had to replace a a bedroom floor with new level joists so I also replaced the hot water baseboard heat with ultra fin radiant. fairly easy and connects right to current boiler.

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  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    How far apart should the snake hangers be?
    Asked on 6/9/2014 by Dave the guy from Brookhaven, NY

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The hangers should normally be placed between 18 and 24 inches apart, depending on the spacing of the tubing. Tubing is normally spaced 24 inches apart in high-temperature (150°F to 180°F) applications, and 18 inches apart in low-temperature applications.

      Answered on 6/12/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    Will these plates can be used with 3/4" HE PEX?
    Asked on 3/30/2014 by GK from Boston, MA

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No I think they are specific to 1/2 pex only

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No. for 1/2 in only

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used them with 5/8". I just do not believe they would fit around 3/4".
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I have tried to use the 1/2" Ultra-fins on a 5/8" Pex and it didn't go well
      at all I would use the correct size fins if they have them or you will have
      nothing but problems.
      Doug

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    Is this OK for Hardwood floors? What care/caution is needed not to damage the floor?
    Asked on 3/4/2014 by J

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes,  it's fine for hardwood BUT be sure to download the mfg's installation manual and follow to the T.

      Answered on 3/4/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Just make sure the water temp is not too hot.
      Temper down to 120 f.
      Rick JacksonOwnerRick Jackson Construction, LLC.Office***.****Fax***.****

      Answered on 3/4/2014 by Anonymous
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    my question concerns putting ultra-fin in the floor joists: will it make water supply pipes sweat? If so, would it help to insulate the water supply pipes?

    Please let me know and thanks for your help.
    Asked on 7/21/2013 by Paul from Pennsauken, NJ

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    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used ultra-fin in my floor joists.  The first winter, the fins were exposed and never sweat.  By the time the next winter rolled around, I had used R-13 fiberglass insulation between the hot water tubing and drywall ceiling (I hate drop ceiling) and haven't experienced any problems.  Parts of my basement ceiling have insulation and no drywall (laundry room) and I have never seen any sweating.  Hope this helps.  The only complaint I have with the fins is the noise.  When the boiler kicks on, the tubing expands and makes a noise for a minute or two.  After that it quiets down.  Other than that, they work really well!!!

      Answered on 7/21/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      The heat from the Ultra-Fins is less likely to make cold water pipes sweat since it helps dry out the air. However since the temperature of the joist cavity will likely be in the 90’s you will be warming cold water pipes and the water that’s in them. This could result in your cold tap water being warm – and probably undrinkable – until flushed out. Best not to have cold water pipes and Ultra-Fins in the same joist bay for this reason.

      Answered on 7/22/2013 by Anonymous
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    Do you recommend using faced insulation or unfaced? If faced is the paper side installed adjacent to the floor above or room below?
    Asked on 9/7/2012 by KV from Jamestown, R.I.

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    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If I understand the question, I insulted between my floor joists below
      the insulating plates which hand below my sub floor about two inches. I
      used R-13 insulation with the paper side facing down to the floor.
      However, it should be noted that my local building inspector recommended
      that the insulation "papered side" face up closest to sub floor for fire
      safety reasons. When installed with the paper up, the insulation tends
      to hang town over time. I hope this is helpful. Feel free to pass on
      my email address to your customer if requested. Thanks. Bruce

      Answered on 9/7/2012 by Anonymous
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      KV. With a convection system like this, you need to be absolutely sure that fiberglass insulation leaves an air gap beneath the panel, or you won't get any heat out of it. I used aluminized foil insulation product with an air core stapled to the underside of the joist. Works excellent and didn't cost much more than fiberglass. Having that large air cavity really helps stabilize the floor temp. I run 140 degree water and keep the house at 72 up in the mountains of the Northeast. Good luck with your project!
      Live Free or Die - NH, USA

      Answered on 9/7/2012 by Anonymous
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      The foil face insulation should face the heating element so that it can reflect the heat upwards

      Answered on 9/7/2012 by Anonymous
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      Hello fellow installer,
      After putting the aluminum fin plates in I put in a aluminum insulated foil
      leaving a air gap then placing any insulation you desire under that. The
      aluminum foil helps with radiating the heat up or in the direction you want
      it to go.
      Doug

      Answered on 9/9/2012 by Anonymous
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      you should always use faced as a vapor barrier, and it should ALWAYS face the warm side.. that means up, they make insulation wires that go under the insulation to prevent it from dropping over the years. I would recommend foil faced insulation to help radiate the heat up where you want it.

      Answered on 5/29/2014 by Ray from Voorhees NJ
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    does ultra fin work the same as the aluminum plates screwed under the floor
    Asked on 11/21/2011 by Anonymous from ont canada

    3 answers

    • A:

      The Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates with Turn Keys (Box of 100) works on the same general principal as aluminum plates screwed under the floor.

      Answered on 12/5/2011 by Anonymous from None
    • A:

      No
      Ultrafin requires an air gap of at least 2"" top and bottom. Heat is transferred by convection. The other ones transfer heat by direct contact with the floor.

      Answered on 3/23/2012 by Alan from Middleborough, MA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Actually the answer is No.... Better as the fin being hung 2" below the floor creates a convection between the floor joists totally heating the floor above. I highly reccomend this product. I use rigid 2" foam as insolation.

      Answered on 1/5/2012 by Bob Hart from Harrisburg, PA
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    I have your system installed in my kitchen. There is a 3/4 subfloor, 1/2 plywood ontop that, 3/8 cement board and porcelain tile ontop of that. I seem to have a tough time heating the tile to much more than 75 degrees. Can I add more fins to get additional BTUs. I run the system at 180 degrees.
    Asked on 10/31/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, you can always add more fins which will give you more surface area to allow more heat transfer. You want to make sure you also insulated under the Ultra-Fins in the joist bays.

      Answered on 11/2/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    Will Ultra-Fin Plates and Snake Hanger fit around 3/4" Pex?
    Asked on 8/10/2011 by Anonymous

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      No, they are designed for 1/2" PEX.

      Answered on 8/11/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They are sized for 1/2 but you could open them up a little to fit 3/4.
      It might be just as easy to make your own out of form wire.
      KAF

      Answered on 10/6/2011 by KAF the builder from Charlotte,VT
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    I am thinking of using Ultra-Fin to replace my existing hydraulic floor radiant (i.e. poly-b pipes embeded in 2" concrete on top of plywood subfloor), due to the problems of poly-b.

    The 2" concrete slab and subfloor is supported with 2"x12" floor joists. If I install and insulated the joists/ceiling, will the Ultra-fin product still suitable for my house due to the concrete slab?
    Asked on 8/5/2011 by Nicki from Vancouver

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      You may have problems on days that require the full heating load because the R-value of the floor may prevent the plates from working correctly.

      Answered on 8/8/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 10" Aluminum Ultra-Fin Plates w/ 1/2" Turn Keys (Box of 100)

    Q:

    I am building a log home. I would like to install radiant between ceiling and floor. But will only have 2 inches of air space with insulation. To be clear. 1 inch Pine boards Ceiling over beams. 1/2 insulation board between 2 inch spacers 16 inches apart. sub floor 3/4. on top. I may add a top flooring later. Can i do this.
    Asked on 6/15/2011 by Eagles from Boonville NY

    1 answer

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      A:

      We would recommend that you have a larger air gap with this product.

      Answered on 6/21/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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