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wall convector out-put

It is a good idea to do a heat loss and then make sure the emitters match up to the heat loss, if not then adjust according to what you find.

Your local heating supply house can give you outputs on different emitters depending on whether we are talking base board, convectors, FHW radiators or steam radiators.

Some general figures fin tube 3/4 baseboard 600 btu's per linear foot, steam radiators 240 Btu's per sq foot. Convectors 6" x 36" x 24" 5,100 btu's each. These are based on 180 degree water temp with a 20 degree delta T.


  • Sal Pinzone
    Sal Pinzone Member Posts: 3
    heat out-puts

    I'm wondering where I may get the various out-puts of different heat emitters? Is there a book that lists this information or software program? Is it better to size the boiler by the existing emmiters or do a heat loss on the home? I've heard too many different opinions, please help.
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