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Old 12-30-14, 09:06 PM
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heating solution needed

I will be installing a sliding glass door this spring in my dining room. Currently I have a 10' section of slant fin baseboard heating on 1 exterior wall. The other exterior wall has no heating source. The room is approximately 10x12. What options do I have? The current system is a continuous hot water for the entire first floor 22x29. I have been thinking about radiant heat for the entire first floor as a option but I have no knowledge with this...thanks for any help.
 

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Old 12-30-14, 09:21 PM
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10x12 room you need 3000 btu of heat.. With 10 ft of bb in there gives off 5500 btu of heat..

What question are you asking? Do you need to move the BB?

IMO forget radiant heat as an add on...
 
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I need to remove the BB section, cause it is on the wall that the sliding door will go.
 
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what is the space below that room? If basement then point the pipe down below before slider and come up after slider to the wall you want heat to run against?
 
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Adding that slider is going to increase the heat loss in the room.

I might add a bit to Mike's estimate of 3000 BTUH.

Retrofitting radiant if you have a full basement below the entire space is do-able, but in general I would not advise it either. You may not be able to get enough heat output from the floor to match the heat loss. It could be a very unhappy situation!

Radiant heat is great if properly designed into the home from day one, but retro fitting is risky.
 
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Which way do the joists run in relation to sliding door?

Slant Fin Hydronic floor box

Otherwise like said, drop the pipe down and back up on other side. Extended the baseboard needed along the other wall. The slantfin series 2000 has brackets that support a return pipe. High output multipak 80 also has room in it for that but you need to get the wire hangers to support the return.

I'm doing that very soon on a slab. Baseboard fins out to far corner, 3/4 pipe coming back to starting point and into basement.

You could do regular slantfin 30 on the other wall and with basement access just run pipe in basement and reconnect the system as it was.
 
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I think there's room in the 30 cabinets to run the return also?

When running the return inside ANY cabinet, be sure not to let the pipe just 'rest' on any metal brackets. It will take several years but the bracket WILL saw through the pipe. It will probably also be noisy with expansion and contraction (that's the sound of the gremlins sawing through the pipe).

Another option might be a floor mounted kickspace heater:

http://beacon-morris.com/html/kicksp...t_twin_flo.asp

http://beacon-morris.com/modules/lit...litFileID=1647
 
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I am leaning towards the Beacon Morris twin flow. I have a 4' crawl space underneath the entire first floor.

@ NJ Trooper, the entire first floor is 29x22 (LR, DR and kitchen). I was looking at this entire area for radiant heat. My boiler and HW heateris in the laundry room and I have access to the crawl space from there. I was thinking about putting in a Navien to handle the heat and HW for the residence (2bath). Thank for any help.

Troop are u retired, I was with Camden PD for 13 yrs.
 
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I have used one the floor mount series from Turbonics for this exact same reason when the previous owner of my home had eliminated baseboard when installing a doorwall. It has made the room from being cold to very comfortable.Turbonics Inc., Specialists in Hydronic Heating Solutions.
 
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