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though the best placement is in a cold portion of the room, as near a window or outside door.

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  • debbie_4
    debbie_4 Member Posts: 4
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    radiator

    i'm adding a radiator to my remodeled kitchen. can i put it against the chimney?
  • debbie_4
    debbie_4 Member Posts: 4
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    took out the one that was under the window to put in counterspace and cabinets. i have empty space in front of the chimney wall, which is covered in sheetrock and painted. cabinets on both sides of the chimney.
  • Tilmon
    Tilmon Member Posts: 12
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    If your wall space is limited you may consider installing a kick-space heater. They are a small, give heat quickly and connect to your existing heating system. You can usually install them partially under the floor under the counter, making it invisible(unless your on the floor). This way you room will be more comfortable and you'll save that precious wall space.
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
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    Depending on how the original system is set up

    a kick-space heater may work, or it may not.

    If this is a steam system, it definitely will not work.

    If it's hot-water, and the system rarely reaches the kicker's 140-degree point of turning on the fan, it won't work.

    If it's an old gravity hot-water system with large pipes, a kicker won't work. The small tubing running thru the kicker has so much more resistance to flow that the water will go elsewhere.

    Install the radiator. It will work.

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