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beebze

04:26AM | 01/26/04
Member Since: 01/25/04
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We recently remodeled our 1838 kitchen / dining room. We replaced 2 hot water radiators with baseboard. Problem is that heat barely comes from these 2 replacement heaters. My husband is stubborn and will not call in a heating company to look at. Meanwhile a space heater is costing us $80.00 per month to heat 2 rooms. The baseboard heaters feel warm to the touch, but no actual heat comes from them. My husband installed a bleeder on each thinking this was the problem, no such luck? Any suggestions???? the radiators have 2 pipes, one on each end.

[This message has been edited by beebze (edited January 27, 2004).]

beebze

02:03AM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 01/25/04
2 lifetime posts
Oops! I was wrong, we have hot water heat not steam. Our radiators have 2 pipes (one on each end). When I told my husband of my topic he rolled his eyes at me.

plumber Tom

03:04AM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Your problem may be you mixed copped finned baseboard with your original cast-iron radiators and they are not producing effective results. Harold, correct me if I'm wrong, but 180* water flowing thru a cast-iron radiator will not produce the same results as copper-finned baseboard radiation.


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