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Custom Baseboard Covers

Periodically, there are posts here from persons looking for replacement baseboard covers for unknown manufacturers or ugly/obsolete units. I happened to run across this source for custom fin-tube baseboard covers: Overboards: Classic Baseboard Heater Covers

I know nothing about this outfit except what is on their website. I noticed their ad in Old House Journal. If somebody tries them, please be sure to post your comments.
 
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Why on earth would you install these over the old??? Does not make sense to me...

Reminds me of these things. Although the ones you linked look better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B74ui0AmsrM&feature=player_embedded
 
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>>Why on earth would you install these over the old??? Does not make sense to me...<<

I don't think the idea is to install them "over the old." Only to replace the old. Many posts here ask the question.
 
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No these get installed over the old... Also with this model how do you clean your elements in the future??????

I guess you need to unscrew from the wall....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LGac_ObQX5Y
 
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They do however look a whole lot better then the covers I've got in our house. Most are missing end caps, or the small plate portion of the end cap that gets removed to bleed the unit.

Won't be rushing out to replace, but does beat what the previous owners left me for covers.
 
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I know why they are called Overboard At $4.20 per inch I would need to be desperate. New SlantFin covers are $.67 per inch at PexSupply, elements included only doubles that. Convenience shouldn't cost so much.
 
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I know why they are called Overboard At $4.20 per inch I would need to be desperate. New SlantFin covers are $.67 per inch at PexSupply, elements included only doubles that. Convenience shouldn't cost so much.
Oh....
Didn't look into the price. That is a bit rich. I'm about $3.15 an inch for those high output baseboards, complete with end caps. That is if the sales guy will ever get back to me on the final price with shipping.
 
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I'm about $3.15 an inch
A ft I hope............................

Oh what maybe your right... Just did the math and 3 ft will be $ 113....
 
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A ft I hope............................

Oh what maybe your right... Just did the math and 3 ft will be $ 113....
A 4ft section was $109, plus 2 end caps (~$15 each) works out to $139 (rounded up to buffer for shipping).
They are actually $2.90 and inch for the 4ft units (plus shipping).

Looking around, they are a lot compared to other units. Too bad I can not find any in the same BTU range for the 180'F water.

Anyway, totally off topic.
 
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Mike not to get off the OP's topic and you may want to start another thread..

We did several 11k sq ft homes back in the day with cascading boilers and we ended up pip[ing most of the cathedral ceiling rooms with commercial baseboard...

Get at your local furgusons..( US only but hey cross the border...)

Baseboard-Commercial

Call furguson for pricing...

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You need to maintain the full length slot near the top and the full length slot at floor level to assure good circulation of air through the baseboard unit.

Extremely thin slits or mesh had a tendency to clog with dust, which will significantly impede the air flow and make it take longer to heat the room.
 
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