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As above, can or should you put UFH in a shower tray.
The plumber that I am working for has a customer who wants to run the UFH from the rest of the bathroom floor into the shower tray(and tile on top)
I have done one before,many moons ago. But it still leaves me a little nervous,regarding the electrics and maintaining the correct falls.
 
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You can put Electric UFH on top of the shower tray however you need to leave a gap to the drain to stop you heating any waste water that could settle causing a smell. The same rules apply when covering the cable, it requires a 6-8mm compound over the top.
 
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Yes no problem, keep 150mm from drain. Easier to skim over with adhesive in tray area
 
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I don't see the point really - keeping your feet warm in the shower?
 
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I don't see the point really - keeping your feet warm in the shower?
Me neither!
I suppose if the whole floor is heated as opposed to half heated ,half not, there is less chance of a cracked caused by the thermal difference between the two substrates?
 

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Maybe it’s just me but I turn the shower on before I get into it to make sure it’s at my preferred temperature and I doubt at that point if I’d appreciate ufh in the shower envelope.
 
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It helps to try dry out any water after shower time
 

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