alternatives to radiator in bath & kitchen


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Old 07-23-06, 10:50 AM
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alternatives to radiator in bath & kitchen

I am remodeling a house I just purchased. Can I replace radiators in the bath and kitchen with another type of heater, preferably one that goes under cabinets? Any suggestions? The houses uses oil heat, but does have gas service. Thank you.
 
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Old 07-23-06, 05:56 PM
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I moved your question to this forum because it seems to pertain to hot water or steam heat.
If the system is hot water, there are toekick heaters which are made to be installed under a cabinet. Here is a link to one brand of toekick heaters.

http://www.beacon-morris.com/html/ki...t_twin_flo.asp
 
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there are "low-profile" models available....which should fit in the space where your base molding is situated. However, you need to size these smaller units correctly for the equivalent BTU output. Also, installation could be a problem if you attempt to install these units "recessed" into the wall to "save floor space" (2 inches at most !). In that case you will need to chisel into the wall structure which is messy to say the least.
Finally, many of these units have an ugly facade....in the case of our new bathroom, we had a custom-made radiator cover made to blend in with the rest of the decor. It made a huge difference. You'll have to "pay-up" for this however....see your carpenter.
 
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Originally Posted by Grady
I moved your question to this forum because it seems to pertain to hot water or steam heat.
If the system is hot water, there are toekick heaters which are made to be installed under a cabinet. Here is a link to one brand of toekick heaters.

http://www.beacon-morris.com/html/ki...t_twin_flo.asp
Wow - wish our plumber had used these in the bathroom we had finished 5 years ago. Very nice !
 
 

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