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Monoflo tee

hillbillehillbille Posts: 1Member
I'm donating my services for a family member that has a very limited budget. The house froze last winter and cracked the cast iron header on every convector. I think that the economical solution is to replace the convectors with baseboard. This is a monoflo tee system and my questions are as follows.

1) Will baseboard work with this system?

2) Should I size the baseboard to the heat lost of the space or match the existing convector output?


  • IronmanIronman Posts: 2,359Member ✭✭✭✭

    1. Yes, the monoflo will work, but there are rules that must be followed. There are guidelines under the "systems" or "resources" tabs above.

    2. You need to do a heat loss calc and match the radiation to that. Over-sizing is okay if it's done proportionately, but under-sizing is not.

    I would recommend that you look at using panel rads instead of baseboards.
    Bob Boan

    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • EricEric Posts: 211Member ✭✭
    couple of things...

    Your limited on the amount of baseboard heat you can run on a ½" line... apx 12-15 linear feet of baseboard max.

    Keep in mind also the monoflow system vents thru the radiator/heat emitter. You want any new lateral lines off the main line to pitch slightly up to the emitter, to help with venting.

    Personally I am not a fan of fin baseboard on a monoflow, but there's plenty out there.... they're just tougher to bleed.
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