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Custom Baseboard - I think

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Chuck_17
Chuck_17 Member Posts: 145

This (photo) is what I believe is custom baseboard.

Can anyone tell me if it is actually purchased this way?

Hot water heating system in a house built in the 00's. (That's 2000s).

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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,099
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    is that wood covered? There are no manufacturers of wood covered baseboards that I know of

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 923
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    That was probably custom built by a carpenter, with a standard fin tube element inside.


    Bburd
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,747
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    I've seen covers like that in magazine ads. They are standard baseboards with 3rd party covers.

  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,260
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    a number of companies make custom fin tube covers, find some online. Or a custom woodworker could build them.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,806
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    Nice workmanship …

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  • Chuck_17
    Chuck_17 Member Posts: 145
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    Thanks for the replies.

  • psb75
    psb75 Member Posts: 845
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    Be careful of some of these creative wooden alternatives. The ugly metal covers that come with most standard baseboards are very carefully designed for convective flow of air—which is exceedingly important with fin tube baseboard elements. These heat the room mostly with convective air and NOT true radiant heat. Much consideration for this convective flow of air MUST be provided for with any baseboard cover or it will reduce the effectiveness of heat delivery by your existing system.

    jringelbburd