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convectors and toe kicks

mikedo Member Posts: 126
i know you shouldn't use a toe kick with cast iron radiators but will it work well with convector radiators


  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 348
    edited September 2020
    I used a Beacon Morris toe kick heater in a kitchen while the rest of the system was cast iron baseboard and it worked very well. The whole system was hot water, reverse return, utilizing N/O zone valves in a 3 story farm house. Since this farm house was only occupied on week ends antifreeze was added for freeze protection.
  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 433
    One important thing with toe kicks is that you must allow for air circulation or the heat from the coil or electric unit will stratify and no or not enough heat will enter the space.

  • bio_guy
    bio_guy Member Posts: 69
    It depends. If you want low temperature return water for a condensing boiler, convectors don't work very well. If you have a higher temperature boiler, OK. The trouble with low temp water and toe kick heaters or hydro coils for ducted hot air is they have to get larger and larger to get enough heat output.
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