Help with Hot Water Baseboard heat Please


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Old 09-02-06, 08:00 AM
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Question Help with Hot Water Baseboard heat Please

I'm putting the finishing touches on a room over my garage, AKA "Bonus Room". The garage is well insulated, the bonus room is well insulated, hardwood floors, plastered walls, central air, ceiling fans(2), 3 windows on front wall, 1 window on back wall (windows are new and very good quality). It's time for heat. The rest of the house is heated with hot water baseboards. When the house was built 5 years ago this addition was planned, so the boiler should be big enough for this addition.
Boiler is a "Burnham "Low Pressure" Model # RSA110TH-TB. The wall units are "Haydon". The room is 15' X 23' X 9'.

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Should I use Haydon units for this room? Cost is NOT an issue, quality and trouble free future is.

I have room on the wall where the two 3/4" copper pipes come in for a 10' baseboard unit. Is this enough to heat this room?

Haydon has a "high output" unit??????? Is this an option or marketing ploy?

Your help will be appreciated.
 
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Old 09-02-06, 03:34 PM
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"wall units"?

Sorry, I don't know what you mean by "wall units". Do you mean hot water baseboard enclosures with the finned tube element?
There is a "short form" heat loss calculation in Burnham's Heating Helper. http://www.burnham.com/Heatloss1.cfm
After figuring the heat loss then you can determine which Haydon baseboard would be the best for your application.
 
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Old 09-03-06, 04:46 AM
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Yes yes, do the heat loss. If you want a not too difficult piece of software, try slantfin's heat loss express

www.slantfin.com/he2/

Spend the hour now sizing it right for trouble-free future decades.

That should be a pretty simple room to do with slantfin software. A bit bigger than my living room.

Yes, there is such a thing as high-output baseboard. Whether you need that or "standard" depends on the heat loss.
 

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Yes, wall units should have said baseboard (hot water) enclosures


Originally Posted by Grady
Sorry, I don't know what you mean by "wall units". Do you mean hot water baseboard enclosures with the finned tube element?
There is a "short form" heat loss calculation in Burnham's Heating Helper. http://www.burnham.com/Heatloss1.cfm
After figuring the heat loss then you can determine which Haydon baseboard would be the best for your application.
 
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Old 09-04-06, 09:01 AM
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Calculation

DIYJohn,
The calculation Xiphias suggested is a more accurate calculation than the short form. If this is to be a dedicated zone with it's own thermostat, sizing is not as critical as it would be if there is external control. You might want to look at this thread: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=276479
 
 

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