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Baseboard Heat Remodeling Help

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Big Ed
Big Ed Member Posts: 1,117
...the btu ratings .3/4" base board puts out between 500-700 btus per foot at 180*..Yes they make stainless and coated baseboard, I call them PP baseboard :)..

I never found baseboard to be a good choice for a bathroom.Never enough wall space to heat it as it should.Should be the warmest room in the house.. With all that tile radiant heat would work the best.Second would be a panal radiator..They normaly come power coated for PP proofing and for there size put out a lot more btus then base board. And product radiant and convection heat...Take a look at them..

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  • Tom Elam
    Tom Elam Member Posts: 57
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    Baseboard Heat Remodling Help

    We are remodeling a bathroom in our 50 year old home. We have 3/4" American Standard copper pipe with aluminum fin tube base board heat. Our heating system layout is a standard two-pipe, direct return system.

    I saw the Slim Line baseboard heaters and they look good to me. They are made out of aluminum and use 3/8" tubing that makes two passes. This is a true radiant heater. Compaired to what we have now which I guess uses convected air to heat the room.

    My question is will the Slim Line baseboard heater put out as much heat as the Standard American finned tube heater?
    Do I have other base board heater options that use rust resistant materials?

    Thanks,
    Tom
  • Tom Elam
    Tom Elam Member Posts: 57
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    Thanks Big Ed,


    This bathroom is the first room in the system so it warms up quicker than most of our other rooms. The panel rad sounds interesting but we need wall space for towel racks.
    Do you know where I can get the BTU rating for the Slim Line baseboard?

    Tom
  • Big Ed_3
    Big Ed_3 Member Posts: 170
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    Check there web site.

    Panel radiator come in all sizes and can take up the same space as base board . They also come narrow and tall like 16"w by 32" h from Buderus which work well for bathrooms . Some models you can attach a non electrical thermostat for adjustment .
  • Unknown
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    I`m with Big Ed,

    > Panel radiator come in all sizes and can take up

    > the same space as base board . They also come

    > narrow and tall like 16"w by 32" h from Buderus

    > which work well for bathrooms . Some models you

    > can attach a non electrical thermostat for

    > adjustment .

    >

    > What type radiators do you

    > have in the rest of the house ? Cast iron ? Then

    > forget the base board.....





    Dave
  • Unknown
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    I`m with Big Ed,

    I have found baseboard undesirable in a bathroom for the same reasons. Panel or fan-forced recessed works-out better.

    Dave
  • JOE_99
    JOE_99 Member Posts: 15
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    fan-forced recessed works

    Can you give me some sites that have ---fan-forced recessed.
    Need small size.
  • Unknown
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    I`m sure there are many others,

    but the Slant/Fin Kicker, and the Burnham Duo-Rad come to mind offhand.

    Dave
  • Tom Elam
    Tom Elam Member Posts: 57
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    Thanks for your help. I found a couple of manufactures that make the powder coated panel radiators. As long as they get the interior designers approval it should be all systems go!
    Tom
  • Unknown
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    Good for you Tom,

    and good luck!! We`re all here to help. Maybe pick-up a few Bricks from the online store above on your way out.
    Take Care!!

    Dave
  • Big Ed
    Big Ed Member Posts: 1,117
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    Wife's Aproval

    I had to install them in a area of my home.My wife was unsure..Radiators? Now she love them...Look Moden and easy to clean.

    I also had them repowder coated for homeowner to match their decor....
  • Art Malm
    Art Malm Member Posts: 1
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    Old Radiator, bathroom remodel, How to determine heat output?

    Just like Tom I'm doing a bathroom remodel on a 65 year old house with hot water heat. The fin tube radiator is an old design, still works well, but is ugly and will be replaced. I have been looking at the Slimline 2000, would consider flat panel, but I can't figure out the existing radiator's heat output rating.

    Can anyone help? thanks in advance.

    Art
  • Ted_9
    Ted_9 Member Posts: 1,718
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  • Dave Larsen_6
    Dave Larsen_6 Member Posts: 3
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    Need Space??

    Didn't anyone catch the comment "need wall space for towel racks" ?? Take a look at some towel warmers to kill two birds with one stone!
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