Onix is Well Suited for the Job
Onix is the fastest, friendliest, and safest radiant pipe you can specify or install.
When doing your next Staple-up zone(s) you must consider useing Watts Radiant Onix tubing. This EPDM tubing has many features making it superior to plastic PEX tubing
. Onix tubing has much better heat transfer characteristics than PEX tubing - No Heat Trasfer Plates are Needed!
Onix does not expand and contract with temperature - Noise Free Installs!
Onix is so flexible and durable you can install supply are return lines through the same hole in joists - Onix Installs in less than 1/4 the time as a PEX w/plates job
. Also Onix is ideal for "renovations" where existing subfloors are pocked with nails, staples, wires, and pipes making it difficult to get a heat transfer plate in contact with the subfloor.
We find Onix material costs to be comparable to PEX projects. But since it is a superior tubing and installs so much faster, Contrators and Home Owners are agreeing that Onix is the right choice for Staple-up radiant heating projects.
What makes Onix™ perfect for radiant heat and snow melting applications. Cross-linked Durel EPDM is extruded into a tube then wrapped with an AlumaShield barrier and a second layer of Durel EPDM. This composite tube is reinforced with 1000 denier aramid cord, the same incredibly tough and heat resistant material used to make fire- and bulletproof shields. A third and final outer jacket of EPDM is applied. The result is a durable, flexible tubing formed of five heat and age resistant materials, proven in tens of thousands of installations over the years.
One of the best features of our Onix tubing is its aluminum barrier layer, AlumaShield™. Unlike plastic barriers, AlumaShield is unaffected by sunlight, UV radiation from fluorescent lamps, moisture, or elevated temperatures. Due to its placement inside the tube, the AlumaShield barrier can't be scraped off or damaged by typical job site abuse.
Onix is the product that can be installed with lifelong confidence in blazing heat and sunlight, or in Arctic frost and shadows. Used for commercial snow melting, space heating, residential staple-up and supply/return lines, you'll find Onix installed in thousands of quality projects every year.