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Wondering if its possible to remove a hot water baseboard and use the
connections for radiant flooring? I have an ugly bathroom I am looking
to remodel, currently the baseboard runs length of the bathroom,
behind the toilet, pedestal sink, and a fair amount of empty wall
space. Would like to replace sink and wall space with cabinets, but
that would kill the baseboard. I appreciate the help.

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On Mar 19, 10:12*am, Peepin1 wrote:
Wondering if its possible to remove a hot water baseboard and use the
connections for radiant flooring? I have an ugly bathroom I am looking
to remodel, currently the baseboard runs length of the bathroom,
behind the toilet, pedestal sink, and a fair amount of empty wall
space. *Would like to replace sink and wall space with cabinets, but
that would kill the baseboard. *I appreciate the help.

Tom


Probably doable. Might want to start with asking some HVAC people (not
in that NG, rather, installers in your area). Then you may then need
input from building codes folks, engineering drawings by an architect
or engineer. The floor height will change, as well as other
parameters. The job may involve many times more planning than actual
labor, so move carefully. Good luck.

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Off hand I would say no. I believe, baseboard heat uses water at a
higher temperature (190 degrees) than radiant (around 120 I think). I
have the same setup and I cut the cabinet to go around the baseboard
heat and the bathroom is still warm. If it is a eyesore, replace the
baseboard housing with a new one.

If you still want radiant heat, they make heating elements that go
under the tile that will warm the room and possibly heat the room.
This would be a lot easier to install than running pipes in the floor.
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Default Hot water baseboard

Off hand I would say no. I believe, baseboard heat uses water at a
higher temperature (190 degrees) than radiant (around 120 I think).

I have the same setup and I cut the cabinet to go around the
baseboard
heat and the bathroom is still warm. If it is a eyesore, replace the
baseboard housing with a new one.

If you still want radiant heat, they make heating elements that go
under the tile that will warm the room and possibly heat the room.
This would be a lot easier to install than running pipes in the
floor.

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On Mar 19, 10:12 am, Peepin1 wrote:
Wondering if its possible to remove a hot water baseboard and use the
connections for radiant flooring? I have an ugly bathroom I am looking
to remodel, currently the baseboard runs length of the bathroom,
behind the toilet, pedestal sink, and a fair amount of empty wall
space. Would like to replace sink and wall space with cabinets, but
that would kill the baseboard. I appreciate the help.

Tom


Have you considered a panel radiator?
http://www.buderus.net/OurProducts/R...8/Default.aspx


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On Mar 19, 10:12*am, Peepin1 wrote:
Wondering if its possible to remove a hot water baseboard and use the
connections for radiant flooring? I have an ugly bathroom I am looking
to remodel, currently the baseboard runs length of the bathroom,
behind the toilet, pedestal sink, and a fair amount of empty wall
space. *Would like to replace sink and wall space with cabinets, but
that would kill the baseboard. *I appreciate the help.

Tom


Im no heat pro but radiator water temps often get real high , my
boiler is set to 185 I dont know where yours is set to, radiant
plastic pipe is normaly run at 110-120, you might consider copper and
not much might be needed with high boiler temps and maybe a higher
pressure, copper will be safer, sure Pex is rated higher than 120, but
its plastic.
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