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Hyrdronic heat with a Steam System

DJ_209 Member Posts: 1
I have heard that there is a way to use hydronic toe kick heaters with a steam system.  It is a bit tricky but it can be done.  I am redoing a kitchen and there is no wall space for a conventional radiator.  How can I use hydronic toe kick heaters and tie them into my existing steam system?


  • Rod
    Rod Posts: 2,067
    HW Zone

    Hi- Here's a link that might be of help to you.

    Maybe the pros on here could comment on what enhancements ( pumps, valves, controls etc.) they would make to improve this  design.

    - Rod
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,192
    We always use

    some kind of heat exchanger so the zone can be pressurized and it keeps the steam boiler water out of the small passages of a kickspace heater. That B&G would do a job pumping through that if it were a direct pump which it would need to be if no heat exchanger is used.
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  • hkim54
    hkim54 Member Posts: 1
    adding another hot water zone

    I am also interested in adding a hot water zone to my steam boiler for the purpose of adding kickspace heaters in my new kitchen. I already have one additional zone running off boiler for an indirect hot water supply. Can I add another zone to my Burnham boiler? Could I use the existing zone running the hot water supply?
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