boiler runs constantly


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Old 10-21-14, 12:25 PM
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boiler runs constantly

The heating elements (coils) in our new boiler system have the openings of the fins horizontal instead of vertical, being that cold air is to enter from the bottom and warmed air is to leave from the top, should these elements be turned 90 degrees so that they will work properly?
 
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Old 10-21-14, 12:45 PM
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heating elements (coils)
Just want to make sure before answerwing that what you are referring to as "coils" is actually what we call ' fin tube baseboard ' ... copper pipe running through stacked aluminum fins...

If that's what you have, then yes, the installers goofed, big time.

The air must be able to flow through. The 'folded over' part of the fins should be front and back, and the open part of the fins, top and bottom.

Did they do this to every baseboard in the home? That's gonna cost them...
 
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Old 10-22-14, 10:29 AM
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can you say space heaters

Yes, it is a fin-tube baseboard system. The majority of the baseboards are installed wrong. We went one season with them installed this way. The home didn't heat up properly and we were told that we needed more baseboards. The installer will be out to correct the issue. Thanks for the info.
 
 

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