03:28PM | 01/28/02
Member Since: 01/27/02
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I am trying to find a supplier or just info on what I have been told exist but can find no info.

I think i want to put (wrap) fins around the exposed furnace pipes in my basement in an effort to utilize some of the heat from the return pipes.

Basically it would be like a baseboard radiator

Does anyone know of any info regarding such a product/idea??



11:53PM | 01/28/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear kepy,
First off, just putting fins on exposed pipe reall won't help that much. In order to achieve convection, the horizontal or the sides of the fins need to be blocked to create a chimney effect if you will. If you have hydronic heat already, simply install or have installed new baseboard in your basement. I went to a lady's home recently to see why the baseboard I had installed would not heat the home. She removed the front covers so it would heat better. LOL


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