1. Clean the subfloor of all debris.
Make sure there are no protruding objects such as nails or staples that could damage the Gold Heat mat or wires.
2. Spread out the Gold Heat mat on the subfloor.
(a) Make sure the wires are on the underside of the mat (facing the subfloor), with the fabric mesh on top (facing the ceiling).
(b) Do not staple or anchor the mat yet.
3. Inspect the mat.
(a) Check the entire mat for size and fit, making sure there is no interference with walls, floor heating vents, or other objects.
(b) If the wires are damaged or separated from the fabric mesh, stop installation and refer to the Gold Heat Wire Repair Instructions.
4. Perform electrical test #1.
(a) Locate the Gold Heat product label near the end of the cold lead, which indicates the standard resistance of your heating mat (Gold Heat resistance ranges from 9-150 ohms, depending on the size of the mat).
(b) Use a multimeter on the ohms () setting to test the resistance of the heating wire.
— White-to-black resistance should be within 10% (+/-) of the standard resistance indicated on the Gold Heat product label. (Figure 1)
— White-to-ground resistance should be infinite, typically indicated by OL (Over Limit). (Figure 2)
— If either condition is not true, stop installation and contact Gold Heat technical support for troubleshooting assistance.
5. Attach installation monitor. (Figure 3)
(a) Attach a LoudMouth installation monitor to the Gold Heat cold lead and turn it on.
(b) Leave the monitor on throughout the installation.
(c) If the alarm sounds at any time, stop installation and contact Gold Heat technical support for troubleshooting assistance.