convert from baseboard heat to underfloor radiant

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Old 07-17-08, 08:07 AM
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convert from baseboard heat to underfloor radiant

I am remodeling a bathroom and want to install in floor radiant heating. My house happens to have hot water baseboard heat. The heat is split into 3 zones with one zone controlling the 2nd floor. The bathrooms are on the 2nd floor. Can I cancel the radiator in the bathroom, tap into the radiator water feed and convert to underfloor radiant heat?

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Yup!

A very cool article about this is by one of the masters of hydronics, John Siegenthaler.

Check out http://www.pmmag.com/Articles/Column...00f932a8c0____

Can't remember if he discusses the first step of doing the load calculation: make sure that your radiant can supply sufficient heat to meet the heat loss of the space -- this is easier for bathrooms which typically have more radiant-friendly floor coverings like tile or vinyl than radiant-unfriendly coverings like carpet. But he probably does.
 
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Old 07-17-08, 02:29 PM
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Great article article. Thanks. Gives me a lot ponder on how best to achieve this. Hmmmmm.
Again thanks.
 
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Joe, the challenging part is knowing your water temps. If you have a good idea of your water temps, you can actually design the radiant to use the same water temps as the rest of your house. Otherwise you need to add a whole layer of complexity.
 
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WHO, not quite sure I understand your suggestion. My hi is 190, my Lo is 170 and the differential is 10. Knowing that helps me how?
 
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Same plan !

Did you end up doing it ? How did it turn out ?

Any tips
 
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