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This might sound silly but…

LiliP Member Posts: 8
I just got a really heavy entertainment center cabinet, I live in a condo that was build in 1978 and I have radiator baseboard heaters.
I can feel the floor is warm where the pipes run through under the floor , Should I avoid to put the heavy cabinet where the floor is warm? My concern is that is it possible that the cabinet can crash the pipes underneath?


  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,236
    Is the floor concrete? Do you see any deflection when you placed the entertainment center?
  • LiliP
    LiliP Member Posts: 8
    I don’t see any deflection because I have granite tiles floor ,and I’m not sure if the floor base is concrete.
  • If the tiles don't crack, neither will the pipes.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,178
    You could run a truck over the pipes and not crush them!