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Baseboard water heat

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Gretch
Gretch Member Posts: 1
I have no heat in my bedroom. I have baseboard heat and the water pipe does not have fins on it and the pipe is warm if I'm lucky. Could the missing fins be the problem?

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  • GGross
    GGross Member Posts: 1,070
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    Yes, the heat transfers to the fins, the fins create a convection current with the relatively colder air in the room. You are missing the element which is needed for this type of heating to be very effective.

    That being said generally baseboard temperatures should have those copper pipes feel quite hot to the touch, you may have additional issues that need to be addressed.
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,886
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    Warm is telling me little or no flow. 
    If the water was flowing you could only hold the pipe for a second or 2. 
    No fins is another issue.