CosyFloor Mat Installation Instructions

CosyFloor Mat Installation Instructions
TRADING
GROUP INC.
COSYFLOOR
INSTALLATION GUIDE
Mat System
Edition 4
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installer’s tips
DO
□ Check resistance before, during and after
installation. (use digital OHM meter)
□ Use heatmat monitor throughout installation.
□ Screw and thin set down cement backer board or
CosyBoard as per manufacturer’s specifications
– visit www.icocanada.com for more information
about recommended insulated CosyBoard.
□ Apply reinforcing joint tape at seams. (or follow
manufacturer’s recommendations)
□ Ensure floor surface is dust free.
□ Install finished flooring as soon as possible after
heating system is installed.
□ Install & provide power in accordance with your
local electrical codes and standards.
□ Register your heating system to retain your lifetime
warranty.
□ Ensure the mat is completely encapsulated in
thinset mortar or self-leveling cement prior to
installing flooring.
DON’T
□ Forget to install heat sensor wire included with
thermostat.
□ Install heating cables closer than 6” to toilet flange.
□ Scrape, sand, or sever wires in any way.
□ Bang trowel or other sharp object on floor.
□ Install cables closer than 2” to each other.
□ Cross cables, thermostat sensor, or power lead.
□ Use knife to clean grout lines.
□ Open splices, cut or modify cable in any way.
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3005 Saskatchewan Drive | Regina, SK | S4T 1H5
TRADING
GROUP INC.
toll-free 877 757 8930 | tel 306 757 8930
fax 877 757 8940 | email info@icocanada.com
www.icocanada.com
contents & quick guide
INSTALLERS TIPS......................................................................... 2
CONTENTS....................................................................................... 3
ELECTRICAL ROUGH-IN........................................................... 4
SUBFLOOR PREPARATION..................................................... 4
SIZING GUIDE................................................................................. 5
LAYOUT DRAWING..................................................................... 5
RESISTANCE TEST (before installation)............................ 5
MAT INSTALLATION.................................................................... 6
FLOOR SENSOR INSTALLATION......................................... 6
RESISTANCE TEST (during installation)............................ 6
FLOOR FINISH................................................................................ 7
RESISTANCE TEST (after installation)............................... 7
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS................................................ 7
CUSTOMER HANDOVER.......................................................... 8
TROUBLESHOOTING.................................................................. 8
WARRANTY INFORMATION................................................... 8
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cosyfloor mat system
installation guide
1. ELECTRICAL ROUGH-IN
watchpoint
The installation must be performed in accordance with all
National and Local Building & Electrical Codes and any
local amendments. Turn off the electrical supply to avoid
risk of electric shock.
1.
Install a suitable power supply to a single gang box at the
desired location for thermostat. (110V for areas up to 110 sq ft
or 220V power for larger heated areas)
2. Run a conduit from the electrical box down to subfloor & leave
a pull wire inside conduit. (some areas require a separate
conduit for thermostat sensor wire-check local codes)
2. SUBFLOOR PREPARATION
1.
Ensure that suitable backer board is fastened down as per
manufacturers specifications.
2. Ensure that the subfloor does not have flex or movement.
3. Apply reinforcing joint tape at seams. (or treat seams per
manufacturer’s specifications)
4. Ensure subfloor is dust free.
installer’s tips
•Prime backer board with self-leveling primer. (if that is the
method to be used for covering heatmat)
•Use silicone caulking to seal any gaps around perimeter of the
room. This will prevent self leveling concrete from escaping.
2” masking tape also works well. Use masking tape to build
dams at floor vents, doorways, or any other areas of loss.
•Document all phases of installation with pictures.
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**DO NOT CUT OR SHORTEN YELLOW HEATING CABLE**
3. SIZING GUIDE
1.
Measure floor area to be heated & determine square footage of
heatmat needed. Order the correct size. Do not install heatmat
under any fixed furniture. (eg: vanity units)
2. Be sure to leave area close to toilet flange free of heating cables
(6” radius).
3. Pay close attention to heating high traffic areas (in front of
shower, tub, toilet room, vanity) and leave areas close to walls, &
behind doors unheated if needed.
4. LAYOUT DRAWING
1.
The yellow heating cable must NEVER cross at any point—this
includes the thermostat sensor probe wire.
2. The simplest way is to run the heatmat the length of the room.
Check the room width in multiples of 20”. For example, if a
room is 64” wide, you will have room for 3 runs of heatmat with
2” at either wall.
3. Make sure the thermostat floor sensor is able to be installed
midway between 2 heating cables without crossing them.
5. RESISTANCE TEST
(before installation)
watchpoint
Circuit fault detector provided should be used as well as
ohm meter, not instead of.
1.
Using a digital OHM meter, measure the resistance between the
power leads (insulated wires). This reading should be within 10%
of the OHM reading on the cable tag.
This number can be calculated by the following formula:
Factory cable tag reading (F) X .9 and (F) X 1.1
The OHM reading should be between these 2 numbers.
Example: Factory cable tag reading of 17.3. The allowable OHM
range for this heatmat would be: 17.3 X .9 = 15.57 and
17.3 X 1.1 = 19.03 This mat will need to read between 15.57 and
19.03 throughout the installation process.
2. Using the digital OHM meter, measure the resistance between the Ground (un-insulated) cable
and each of the power (insulated) leads. This should have no reading or .OL (open load). If you
have an OHM reading at this point STOP AND DO NOT CONTINUE WITH INSTALLATION.
3. Measure OHM reading for thermostat floor sensor & ensure this reading is within the guidelines
stated on the floor sensor cable tag.
4. Record these readings along with heatmat serial number, date and factory readings on the
warranty application included with the installation manual.
**DO NOT CUT OR SHORTEN YELLOW HEATING CABLE**
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6. HEATMAT INSTALLATION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Check that you have received heatmat, fixing strips, tape,
heatmat monitor, thermostat and floor sensor.
Using pull wire provided in conduit, feed the black cable leads
up into the electrical junction box.
Leave all cable tags on cable lead and ensure they remain in
electrical junction box.
Connect provided heatmat moniter to cable lead ends.
Chisel a channel in subfloor to recess the cold lead and heating
cable splice.
Starting at one side of the room, roll out the heatmat. When
needed, simply cut the blue mesh only, turn the heatmat 180
degrees and continue rolling down the length of the room. The
heating cables should never be closer than 2”.
When fitting around irregular shapes, simply remove mesh from
the heating cables and secure the heating cables to sub floor
with tape. Take care not to damage the heatmat while removing
cables. Ensure that the cables do not cross & the spacing is not
closer than 2”.
Ensure the black cable lead (coming from conduit) is firmly
fastened to the subfloor.
NEVER ALLOW YELLOW HEATING CABLE TO GO UP WALL
OR INTO CONDUIT.
installer’s tips
•NEVER use nails or cable
fasteners to hold wires in place
7. FLOOR SENSOR INSTALLATION
1.
Position end of sensor probe in the exact center between 2
heating cables.
2. Fasten floor sensor with tape provided as needed.
3. Feed floor sensor wire up wall to thermostat location.
installer’s tips
Ensure the sensor probe will not be in an area covered by a
bath mat or area rug-these will trap the heat & give a false
reading, causing the heating system to shut off prematurely.
8. RESISTANCE TEST(during installation)
1.
Using a digital OHM meter, measure the resistance between the
power leads. (insulated wires) This reading should be within 10%
of the OHM reading on the cable tag. Use formula in section 5
“Resistance test”.
2. Using the digital OHM meter, measure the resistance between the
Ground (un-insulated) cable and each of the power (insulated)
leads. This should have no reading or .OL. (open load) If you have
an OHM reading at this point STOP AND DO NOT CONTINUE
WITH INSTALLATION.
3. Measure OHM reading for thermostat floor sensor & ensure this reading
is within the guidelines stated on the floor sensor cable tag. Again, use same formula as in steps 5 & 8.
4. Record these readings along with heatmat serial number, date and factory readings on the warranty
card included with the installation manual.
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**DO NOT CUT OR SHORTEN YELLOW HEATING CABLE**
9. FLOOR FINISH
1.
Cover floor and heatmat with thinset mortar or self-leveling
concrete compound in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions.
2. Keep foot traffic & general construction to a minimum until tile
flooring is installed.
3. Install new flooring using caution: don’t drop flooring material,
trowel, or scrape floor.
4. Ensure other personell are aware of the in floor heating system.
(mark wall at conduit location “no nails”, make sure plumbers don’t
need to drill any holes etc)
installer’s tips
•DO NOT use a knife to clean grout lines.
•DO NOT have floor heat on during floor install.
10. RESISTANCE TEST
(after installation)
1.
Using a digital OHM meter, measure the resistance between the
power leads. (insulated wires) This reading should be within 10%
of the OHM reading on the cable tag.
2. Using the digital OHM meter, measure the resistance between the
Ground (un-insulated) cable and each of the power (insulated)
leads. This should have no reading or .OL (open load). If
you have an OHM reading at this point STOP AND DO NOT
CONTINUE WITH INSTALLATION.
3. Measure OHM reading for thermostat floor sensor & ensure this
reading is within the guidelines stated on the floor sensor cable tag.
4. Record these readings along with heatmat serial number, date
and factory readings on the warranty card included with the
installation manual. Submit completed warranty form to ICO
for warranty registration.
11. ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
watchpoint
The installation must be performed in accordance with all
National and Local Building & Electrical Codes and any
local amendments. Turn off the electrical supply to avoid
risk of electric shock.
Perform electrical connections in accordance with the
thermostat installation guide provided.
**DO NOT CUT OR SHORTEN YELLOW HEATING CABLE**
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CUSTOMER HANDOVER
Once the installation is complete, provide homeowner with the CosyFloor Installation Guide Envelope containing:
1. This Installation Guide
2. Thermostat Programming Instructions
3. Copy of Completed Warranty Form
4. Layout Drawing
TROUBLESHOOTING
Thermostat does not switch on
1.
Ensure thermostat is switched to the “ON” position.
2.
Check there is power to the thermostat, and the circuit breaker
is switched on.
3.
Ensure voltage between heatmat, thermostat and circuit
breaker is the same. (either 110V or 220V)
1.
Ensure thermostat is switched to the “ON” position
2.
Check there is power to the thermostat, and the circuit breaker
is switched on.
Heatmat resistance does not
correspond with measurement on
CosyFloor factory test certificate
1.
Make sure your multi-meter is set to the correct OHM setting.
2.
Ensure fingers are not touching the probes, as this will affect
the resistance reading.
Heatmat is not heating up, and
thermostat display says “GFI”
1.
Check thermostat connections.
2.
Ensure ground conductor from heatmat is connected to
ground, not to thermostat.
3.
Perform GFI test as outlined in thermostat instructions.
1.
Check floor sensor is connected to correct terminals on
thermostat.
2.
Check there is no damage to floor sensor.
3.
If floor sensor is not installed, and the thermostat floor sensing
mode is not being used, move switch on back of thermostat
face to “AF” position.
Thermostat screen is blank
Heatmat is not heating up, and
thermostat display says “ER”
WARRANTY INFORMATION
ICO’s warranty covers the following:
• Thermostats are covered by a 3 year warranty.
• Heatmat is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
It should be noted that in-floor heating guarantees are only entertained if the warranty application form
is returned within 60 days of the floor installation. Lifetime warranty for CosyFloor products is only
applicable for the original purchaser.
For any warranty questions call: 1-877-757-8930 or email to: info@icocanada.com
TRADING
GROUP INC.
3005 Saskatchewan Drive | Regina, SK | S4T 1H5
toll-free 877 757 8930 | tel 306 757 8930 | fax 877 757 8940
email info@icocanada.com | www.icocanada.com
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