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I found this site trying to understand about radiators (at the last minute! I somehow didn't realize that you can't just put a radiator anywhere). We live in the frozen north where we get -20F temperatures and the plumber is supposed to come this week to install a radiator that I am now concerned won't work.
Prior to our new kitchen, we had a hot water radiator along a wall beneath a window. It was 34" high and 30" wide and was in a shallow cabinet behind 4 inch shelves, all hidden behind a radiator cover front. It did the job. We renovated the kitchen, and took out the old radiator with a plan to replace it with a smaller radiator in a deeper cabinet so we could have more counter and cupboard space. The new radiator, which hasn't arrived yet, is 18" wide and 12" high and will be recessed at the back of a 18" deep cabinet (the old radiator was at the back of a 10" cabinet). When my brother saw the layout, he said it wouldn't work, that radiators have to have an intake for cooler air at the bottom. I mentioned this to the plumber yesterday and he agreed. He suggested we open up the bottom of the interior of the cabinet and let it vent to the room below (they cut open a hole in the furnace room ceiling to do the plumbing; doesn't look good but the furnace room is unfinished). I am worried because the furnace room is the hottest room in our house, so the radiator won't be pulling in cool air from there. Now I am wondering if this radiator placement will work at all. Our designer ruled our a toe kick heater, saying her clients hate them. Now I am wondering if a 17" wide Runtal along the side panel next to the cabinet and the kitchen door could work. The plumbing pipes would have to be run an extra foot or two to get to the side, and it wouldn't be on an outside wall. Could it work? Would the heat damage the cabinet? Is there a risk of burning if you touch it? The rest of our house is hot water radiators inside radiator covers.
Thank you for any help! I didn't realize before that we needed heating expertise beyond the designer and plumber!