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Baseboard heat piping question

has a good instruction on how to run the water zone off the steam boiler, by Noel. Go to www.slantfin.com - look under "Articles" in the "Training Room" section. Different baseboard series allow the return pipe to be run under or over the fin tube. I believe we offer special return U-bends with a tapping built in for an air vent. Hope this helps!


  • Bob C
    Bob C Member Posts: 38
    Baseboard Heat Piping

    I have attached family room off my house(on Slab, no crawlspace) where I would like to install baseboard heat off my Steam boiler. I know it can be done, but I have a question about the piping.

    There is only 1 place t0 get the copper into the room so the return would need to run below the fins and return through the same hole in the wall as the supply, can this be done? Should I be thinking about PEX piping for the return?
  • Bob C
    Bob C Member Posts: 38

    Thanks Jim, this makes sense.
  • jesse the great
    jesse the great Member Posts: 72
    air vent

    it will never work right
  • jim sokolovic
    jim sokolovic Member Posts: 439
    Good point, Jesse...

    that zone will be at very low pressure or even a vacuum, depending on the relation to the boiler water level. An air vent might suck in air, in that case. Read Noel's article - this and many other helpful hints are all covered there.
  • Norbert
    Norbert Member Posts: 7

    Having a hard time finding the article, can you clarify where on the site?
  • jim sokolovic
    jim sokolovic Member Posts: 439
    On the home page...

    there is a "Training Room" section - I beleive that if you click on this, it then has something like " Learn more about our courses" that you need to then click on. Then you will see a section called "Articles" you need to click on. I think the article that I suggested is the first one listed. Hope that I remembered this right for you!
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