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Morgan M. Audetat


Radiant panel heating design, including floors and ceilings, European wall panels and snow melting for residential and light commercial buildings..............................................................-Master of Steam and Hot Water,City of Minneapolis....................................................--- Master Plumber, State of Minnesota...........

Experience in the area

30 years..... Charter Board Member - Radiant Panel Association, former manufacturer of condensing boilers, former national distributor of radiant floor products, son and apprentice of mechanical & plumbing contractor. Current owner---www.BadgerRadiantDesigns.com---Minneapolis mechanical/plumbing contractor specializing in hydronic based, integrated HVAC systems. Radiant floor heating/cooling. Snow Melting. Condensing Boilers. Indirect water heaters. System design, consulting and technical training world-wide. Licensed contractor, designer, installer and consultant.


B.S. University WI 1981 CONTINUING EDUCATION: Viessmann Condensing boiler and Solar water heating certification 2010, N.D.S.U. Lead Worker RRP certification 2010, Knight condensing boiler certification 2009, Wrightsoft Manual J CAD certification 2009, RPA Designer & Installer Certification 2008, Nate Hydronic/Forced Air Certification 2008, Uponor/Wirsbo advanced design school certification 2007, Buderus Wall-hung certification 2007, Power Limited License (low voltage controls) 40 CE credits 2005, Basic Hydronic Certification IPEX & Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 1998, Charter Board Member - Radiant Panel Association 1994, Residential Off-Electric to Hydronic Conversion Heating School Canadian Hydronics Council 1994, B&G Little Red School House 1993, Rood Utilities (now Auburn Technical Institute) Oil Burner School 1993 ,Tekmar Controls residential and commercial 1993, Division Manager and Advanced Hydronic Seminar Instructor for the first Exclusively Hydronic Radiant Floor Distributor in the USA 1990, Hydronic Radiant Heating Association Workshop participant with Richard c. Bourne, PE spring 1988, Master Plumbing, Hydronic, Solar Course Red Rocks Community College 1987.

Awards and Honors

2009 System Showcase Award - Radiant Panel Association

What do you like about this subject?

Making the complex and expensive, simple and affordable. Promoting proven comfort and efficiency against all odds.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?


Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Radiant heating is the most comfortable, flexible and efficient form of heat available.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

There is no better way to heat the space AND domestic hot water, than a high efficiency hydronic system.

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Recent Answers from Morgan M. Audetat

2016-07-22 Triangle Tube Prestige Solo 110 'micro explosions":

Delayed ignition is a common symptom, similar in cause and effect to an older car backfire. (Shut down the gas. Turn off the power and read on.) The cause is one of gas/air mix in most cases and rarely

2016-07-02 Zoning radiant floor heating system:

ANSWER: "A radiant floor heating zone is an area controlled by one thermostat."    Yes. But your general might not know this.     Never trust a general contractor with an HVAC question.     Always confirm

2016-07-01 Zoning radiant floor heating system:

A radiant floor heating zone is area controlled by one thermostat.     When designing a radiant floor heating system for a new home we always start with a room-by-room Manual 'J' heat load analysis. From

2016-04-17 small home radiant heat tankless mix:

It is certainly possible to use a tankless gas-fired water heater to drive a radiant floor. It is done all the time. The reason so many look to a nice tank-less domestic hot water heater (DHW) for for

2015-07-26 Between joist radiant & concerns with floor assembly:

My experience tells me this is certainly possible if not ideal. It also tells me that proper modelling using radiant specific ACCA Manual 'J' software is the only way to know for sure.     The air gap


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