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Finned Tube Radiation

Kal Row
Kal Row Member Posts: 1,520
the top cover should be open for convection, the front cover gives it a chimney effect, to get move convective velocity, also, if exposed the front cover also serves a radiant heat source, to people and objects in it’s line of sight, – I just love the tall baseboards because of this, more surface, means more radiant


  • TJ Hesnor
    TJ Hesnor Member Posts: 1
    Finned Tube Radiation

    Does the performance (heating output) of a finned tube system increase or decrease when the cover is removed?
    In other words, does the cover promote convection across the fins or is it there just for protection?
  • Ron Schroeder_2
    Ron Schroeder_2 Member Posts: 176

    The cover increases the output provided it is not blocked on the bottom and the damper flap is open.
  • covers increase output

    The model I checked was 10% less output, without covers.


    Slant/Fin Corp.
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