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Is Baseray considered a radiator or a fin tube?

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delcrossv
delcrossv Member Posts: 781

I'm aware that mixing copper fin tube and CI radiators on a zone is a no-no. Question is, does CI Baseray fall under the same "class" as CI radiators or fin tube? It's cast iron, but has fins (???)

Trying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.

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  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,450
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    Its radiation. Fine to mix That w/ CI rads.

    Its cast iron so the mass of it heats up slower and releases slower.

    Copper fin tube has no mass.

    delcrossvIronman
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,176
    edited May 16
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    Is Baseray considered a radiator or a fin tube?

    Radiator

    Edward Young Retired

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

  • gyrfalcon
    gyrfalcon Member Posts: 167
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    Base(board) Ray(diator)

    Slant Fin Galaxy GG100(1986) , 2 zone hot water baseboard, T87 Honeywell thermostats. 
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,844
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    It's both a radiator and finn tube but acts more like a CI radiator due to it's mass.

    delcrossvmattmia2
  • delcrossv
    delcrossv Member Posts: 781
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    Great. Thanks everyone!

    Trying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.