Info about intalling H/W base board heat

Old 04-07-05, 08:06 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 318
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Info about intalling H/W base board heat

Can anyone point me to where I can find info about how many heating elements (coils) to put in a room for hot water base board heat. To many and its to hot,or of course to few and it's a bit chilly. This is a two story house. I will be using copper pipe.
Old 04-07-05, 11:51 AM
Ed Imeduc's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mountain Williams Missouri
Posts: 17,505
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post

Might try and see what you come up with there.

Old 04-07-05, 05:34 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 68
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Baseboard Estimate


It's difficult to give a quick answer to your question because each structure is unique in the amount of heat it loses to the outside, depending on the amount of insulation, windows, etc.; a "heat loss calculation" is therefore done to calculate this, along with considering the amount of btu's at which the boiler/furnace is rated.

Consult the previous post entitled "Need help Calculating heat Needed" for further info.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: