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one lonely baseboard among CI radiators?

rich_4 Member Posts: 3
just had new dunkirk boiler installed and converted 1st floor steam radiators to hot water with very good results. i had the contractor install stubs for a back hall radiator (1 inch supply loop with 3/4 inch monoflo tee on the supply side). the back hall is very small and shares space with a washer and dryer and now i'm wondering if i can get away with introducing just one 2 foot baseboard to heat the hallway since a radiator would use up quite a bit more space. i forget why radiators and baseboard shouldn't be mixed but, hey its only one.


  • steve_6
    steve_6 Member Posts: 243

    Because they heat at a different rate as well as cool off. the radiator has more mass so it heats up slower and retains its heat longer. baseboard heats up faster and does not retain its heat. you probably should have kept your system steam , thats how it was designed and would heat better and more efficiently.
  • paul lessard_3
    paul lessard_3 Member Posts: 186
    rich try burnham's \"baseray\" C.I. bb

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