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Baseboard Heat for Basement
I am just starting to finish my basement. I haven't put up studs yet but laid out the base plates for all the walls. I have a new Burnham High Efficiency system installed about 5 feet off the floor. The installation included stub outs for a zone for the basement as I knew I would be finishing it. I'm thinking I will install the baseboard myself and then use a contractor to perform the final connections to the boiler and the start up of the zone. I have studied as many sites as I can and performed all the analysis of the heat loss in the basement and required heat need to keep the space around 72 degrees when needed. We have had 1 20 degree day so far and the basement was at 50 degrees and that is without walls/insulation. All air gaps have been sealed so it doesn't get too cold in it during the winter months. My questions are: I'm going to have 2 places where I need to bring the heat up to the joists (about 7' 8") Once will be to get passed the exterior door and the other is to tie into the return for the boiler. Should I install purge valves at the top of those 2 rises? My second question is how do I prevent the pipes from banging inside the walls? I'm assuming I'm going to have to run the pipes inside all the exterior walls to get it around the perimeter instead of having 5 places where it rises to the joists. I am thinking of pre-drilling 1 1/4" holes for the 3/4" pipe and using the slant fin riser rings. They are pricey but is there another option so the pipes don't bang in the wall? I will include pics of my system and a layout of the basement space with the amount of heat I'm thinking of installing if someone can help me figure out how to insert them. It's asking for a url but they are jpgs on my computer. Thank you in advance for your help/advice.