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Please confirm proper aiming of my modeine hydronic heater

clydesdale Member Posts: 42
I have the heater mounted to a rotating Quick Sling. My understanding is that you are supposed to aim it into a corner so that the air then moves around the room. However, in this case, there is a pocket and an accessory door in that corner. Should I just aim it at the wall right before it blows out into that pocket? Please see the picture. I am worried that if I shoot it at the corner, heat could get trapped there. Thanks.


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 20,477
    Good heavens. Don't overthink it. Turn the thing on and shift it around until you like the way it heats the place!
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,977
    Heat moves to cold.
    Radiant would've been nice, right?
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 3,570

    Heat moves to cold.
    Radiant would've been nice, right?

    In Floor!
  • clydesdale
    clydesdale Member Posts: 42
    I don't think you can shift it around once the thing is plumbed in. But, maybe you can. We'll see.
    As far as radiant, that might be the next step. But, I can't tell you how many people think radiant will be a bad idea for the room above the garage. There is a 12 foot ceiling in the room above. Boiler guy is coming tomorrow to pipe attach the pex to the boiler and heater.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,417
    Can't tell the best aiming angle from the picture. The thing many folks do is install the heater in one corner and aim it at the opposite corner.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    actually radiant will be better with 12 foot ceilings (heat the floor not 5ft above you.. as far as being above a garage, insulate it properly and you should never have an issue.. as to the heater.. angle it a bit, wont hurt a thing...