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what brand baseboard with TRVs?

Brad White
Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
I use a Greenlee punch, available at electrical supply houses. Drill a hole, insert and tighten the nut. The concave cutter will punch a pretty neat hole. You can finish with a rubber escutcheon available at any computer store, the kind used to seal cable pass-throughs.

As stated elsewhere in this thread, a made-for-purpose escutchon will work fine also and may look even better.
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  • Royboy
    Royboy Member Posts: 223
    anybody know ...

    of a line of baseboards that have trim options that accomodate TRVs? I'd prefer to have something that allows the TRV head to stick out the trim so it can be easily adjusted.

    thanks - Roy
  • Cosmo_3
    Cosmo_3 Member Posts: 845
    depends

    If money is an issue, I have used regular name brand baseboard and with a hole saw , and an escutcheon the look is factory clean.

    Cosmo
  • Royboy
    Royboy Member Posts: 223
    well, money is a consideration

    so maybe the hole saw & escutcheon route will be preferred, but do you know of any brands that have TRV ready trim options?
  • steve b_23
    steve b_23 Member Posts: 1


    I haven't found any brands of fin tube baseboard with trim made for TRVs, but Danfoss sells a trim kit for their TRVs that is designed to finish a 1 3/4" dia. hole cut in the baseboard front panel.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928


    Yep, those cutters work wonderfully. They cut perfect holes through the heaviest sheet metal and even thin plate. While they still cut perfect holes in thin sheet, the area around the hole may be distorted slightly.
  • Cosmo_3
    Cosmo_3 Member Posts: 845
    correction

    Sorry I forgot to mention the hole saw is just to make enough room for the Greenlee Slug-splitter punch!

    Computer rubber trim, hmm nice cheap idea. I will look into it next time.

    Danfoss has a good idea, but last time I did a baseboard TRV job I could get everything in stock except for that trim......

    Cosmo
  • Royboy
    Royboy Member Posts: 223
    thanks

    for the ideas, guys - now ... any preferred brands of TRVs for baseboard control???
  • Royboy
    Royboy Member Posts: 223
    again

    don't quite know the protocol around getting posts in the right order (so I just inadvertantly posted further up in this thread), but relative to the same situation I wanted to ask if anyone has a personal recommendation of a brand of TRV for use with baseboards.

    thanks - Roy
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928


    I had a WONDERFUL phone conversation with Noel a few years ago. He worked for Slantfin at the time but not sure about now.

    Main topic was output "curve" of fin-tube, especially at lower temperatures. Also suggested that it would be a good idea to make a convienent way to install TRVs. He agreed.

    Topic one has come true, but not yet topic two...

    As long as you're quite accurate, I'd suggest using a straight TRV body behind their "valve access" accessory cover. Punch the hole in the cover and you'll still have perfect service access when you remove the TRV actuator.
  • Cosmo_3
    Cosmo_3 Member Posts: 845
    Sorry Roy!

    I like Danfoss, never had a callback.

    Well, except for that one time with the duct tape that somehow plugged up the TRV!

    Cosmo
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