Do you already have an account? If there were sufficient wall area for a heated towel rack I might have gone that route, or put it in series with the iron baseboard, but the sloping roof makes for very minimal amount of area. Dries out the air more than cast iron baseboard?? Nicer, though, is a properly designed radiant flooring system. Dana , Dec 14, Flat panel radiators are definitely less expensive than new c. With the water temperature tuned to respond to the outdoor temperature, the radiators are always radiating, rather than delivering a hot-flash followed by a chill. It sure does get cold on the UP though, and windy.
The room temperature tends to be more even, too. I personally love cast iron baseboard. To each his own Your name or email address: Doing it as an afterthought or retrofit is more difficult and more expensive. An average of 3-days for the temperature swings to affect the insides, so unless it was a protracted cold spell, the thermal mass kept things comfortable. Sorry to the OP for kind of hijacking this thread. Discussion in ‘ Boiler Forum ‘ started by Chicagoan , Dec 13,
Sep 2, Occupation: When the house is still in the design phase you have a lot of control over the room loads, and between better windows and better than code wall-R you can bring the BTU per square foot of radiant floor into the comfortable zone fairly readily.
The finned stuff tends to not work all that well unless the temperature is higher so you get convective heating verses the radiant you get from the CI or radiant floor.
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Doing it as an afterthought or retrofit is more difficult and more expensive. Almost any panel rad would have been overkill. I really don’t want to compromise with this especially in a colder climate. The room is now wonderfully warm with even heat vs. Sometimes it makes sense to use a combination of radiant floor and baseboard or flat-panel. Nicer, though, is a properly designed radiant flooring system. That area always cooled off faster then the main house, so I saw more cycling on the boiler just for that one zone.
Condensing boiler or Cast iron?? Back in the day that 4′ of std fin-tube got F water from the old boiler it was the first room in the loop back then so it was putting out over 2K BTU’s vs.
Schluter has a system, Bekotec, that gives things a lot of thermal mass and makes placing the tubing easier. Well, I’ll keep you all posted with what I finally end up irob.
The basic lesson is go for radiation as opposed to convection, and there are a few ways of doing that. For guesstimating how much c.
Cast Iron Baseboard Heater
Would I be insane to request it? Now, rather than a section of radiators on the wall That overall cost would be higher, but there are other methods.
To me they look more clunky although that’s what most people say about cast iron baseboard. We’re spoiled, and our energy costs tend to be cheaper than many other places in the world. If there were sufficient wall area for a heated towel rack I might have cap that route, or put it in series with the iron abseboard, but the sloping roof makes for very minimal amount of area.
Both CI and a properly designed radiant floor system can use a lower water temperature and provide the necessary heat. As it is, I’m building in a rural area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and options are more limited. A radiant floor system tends to have more even temperatures vertically, too, so your feet aren’t cold while your head is hot. The key to getting radiant floors to work really at design temp in a location as cool as da Yoop is to keep the design heat load of rooms heated with radiant floor bounded.
Thanks Dana, I was considering the 36″ wide model as I don’t want a tight fit on both sides Thank you everyone for your responses. CI has a much higher thermal mass, so it heats up baswray cools off slower, overshoot can be an issue if the thermostat isn’t smart enough as it will continue to radiate heat after the pump is shut off much longer than aluminum fin stuff.
It sort of gets me that cookie cutter tract homes from 60 years ago had it standard while newer, very expensive homes have aluminum fin baseboard if they even have hot water heat to begin with. The number haseboard panel rads that can be plumbed in series is sometimes limited though three is a typical number, but consult the manufacturer’s literature.
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I replaced 18′ of fin-tube with 19′ of CI BB in a “problem” zone in my house. When I finished my basement 30 years ago, I installed the same cast iron baseboard that was haseboard the house on the main floor Weil-McLain Snug Baseboard. Then specify sufficient radiation to be able to cover the design day load at an average water temperature of F or lower.
abseray An average of 3-days for the temperature swings to affect the insides, so unless it was a protracted cold spell, the thermal mass kept things comfortable.