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replacing one radiator

adairb Member Posts: 2
Hello, I have a hot water radiator system in my old house. We are looking to remodel the kitchen, and our radiator is really getting in the way of most design ideas. Is it okay to change the old cast iron to a similar one that is maybe shorter but longer? Other suggestions? Radiant floor heat thoughts? Thank you!


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 17,121
    Replacing one cast iron radiator with another of different dimensions but similar area isn't a problem. Replacing with baseboard... not so much. They don't hold the heat as well.

    Radiant is lovely -- but runs at a much lower temperature, so requires different pumping and piping and valving.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England