Locating baseboard heating casing


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Old 02-09-15, 09:10 PM
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Locating baseboard heating casing

Can someone recommend where I can find a selection of baseboard heating casings? The heating elements are in place, but I need the entire assembly that encases the entire element and supports the pipe.

Home Depot only has the baseboard cover and it also has the elements with casing. I found this place online, but the selection is limited: HVAC & Plumbing Supply - SupplyHouse.com - Formerly Pex Supply

Haven't found much else and looking for more options. Thank you
 
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Old 02-09-15, 09:29 PM
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What brand of baseboard. Some take different element sizes.
Home depot has on line anyway.
Baseboard Heat Enclosure" is what you want. They have Slant fin #30.
 
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Old 02-09-15, 09:34 PM
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I'm not sure. The elements do not have any identifiers that I can see. Is there a particular place I should be looking? Thanks
 
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What does the rest of the house have. Measure the element.
 
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Old 02-09-15, 09:52 PM
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The problem is you can get replacement covers but not the back wall plate. You need a baseboard dummy which is an entire unit with no element.

It looks like the entire dummy is available from the depot. It's not much cheaper than the entire unit complete. You'd have to try a piece to see if it fits correctly.
Slant/Fin Fine/Line 30 8 ft. Baseboard-Heating Enclosure-101-403-8 - The Home Depot

I see a line of product called Baseboarders that is a replacement front cover only. They show using the front cover with wall clips but I'm not sure how effective that would be. Some interesting "how to" videos there.
Baseboard Heater Covers , Easy to Install Baseboard Covers - SupplyHouse.com
 
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This the basement and it has about 50' of baseboard along a few of the walls. The rest of the house has convectors. The baseboard pipe is 3/4" and the fins are 2.25" around. I don't see any markings that would identify a brand or model.
 
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Try 2 1/8" x 2 5/8" maybe
www.slantfin.com/
This may help
 
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Old 02-09-15, 10:16 PM
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I measured again ... I would say 2 1/8 x 2 1/4

Top of fins are 2.25" wide and the height was 2 1/8"

I couldn't get a clear picture of measuring the height because of the flash.
 
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It sounds like slant fin.
According to Home Depot on line the carry the enclosures for that. They come in different lenghts or if you have a plumbing & heating supply house nearby that will sell to you.
Boilers and Baseboard, High Efficiency, residential and commercial
Try this link to see if it helps.
SLANT FIN #30 ENCLOSURE. They come in 2-4-6-8ft L.
Supplyhouse.com that you found also has it.
I would buy one length first and make sure it fits. Sometime they install to far from wall and the cover won't fit.
Test it first.
Good Luck
www.slantfin.com/
 
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Old 02-09-15, 10:40 PM
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Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it !
 
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Old 02-10-15, 06:36 AM
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I would say that is almost certainly Slant-Fin FineLine 30...

Yeah, good idea to buy a small section to test with first, just to be sure.

If you are refininshing the basement (looks like that's what's going on there) and you intend to install subfloor and possibly carpeting, make sure to raise the cabinets an inch or two higher off the floor while you have the opportunity to do so.
 
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Old 02-11-15, 07:41 PM
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I am finishing the basement ... Can you explain what you mean by raising the cabinets an inch or two higher? I'm not familiar what is meant by cabinet. I will be putting a floor down, it will most likely be some kind of floating flooring. The previous owner had glued down carpet and I would prefer to avoid that.

I did contact slant fin and they said that "Each of our baseboard covers and brackets have a different dimensional profile. None of them are interchangeable, each has a different distance from the floor and the wall for the element."

Unfortunately, the distance from the wall varies throughout the basement, so it sounds like I will need to experiment with the different covers they have. One most likely not suffice.

Thanks for the responses.
Thank you
 
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Old 02-11-15, 08:02 PM
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I'm not familiar what is meant by cabinet
The housing around the baseboard... the stuff you're looking for... you call them casings, I call them cabinets.

Slant-Fin was giving you the runaround. They didn't want to 'commit'. In other words, a BS line.

What you have shown in your photos is almost without a doubt Fine-Line 30 series of baseboard.

The fact that the elements are varying distances from the wall means that they were either screwed up from the beginning, when they were first installed, or when you reframed the walls, (if those are all new 2x4s) then you goofed...

There will be no mixing and matching of cabinets that will correct that. The correct cabinets will either fit against the wall, or they won't.

Do you still have the old cabinets? Or are they already part of a new Toyota?

Hopefully you do still have and you can compare to the dimensions here:

http://www.slantfin.com/images/stori...line30_dim.pdf

I hope you saved the plastic 'saddles' that go between the hanger brackets and the elements. I do not believe they come with the dummy cabinets, and you NEED them. They support the elements inside the cabinets.

Here is the literature page at Slant-Fin:

Current Boilers and Baseboard Literature | Slant/Fin Corp.

Download and read all the files pertaining to Fine-Line 30.

I think when you are finished you will know how to proceed.

In the long run, you might be better off to scrap what you have and install new. It's going to be difficult to get the new cabinets in place behind the elements and properly attached to the walls. I suspect that you are missing the plastic saddles anyway... and I'm not sure if they can be purchased individually.

Cabinets WITH elements are not all that much more than the 'dummy' cabinets...

What I meant about 'raising' the cabinets is this:

Air needs to freely flow in the bottom of the cabinet. If you install them too low on the floor, and then install flooring and/or carpeting, you will be partially blocking the air inlet. There is absolutely nothing wrong with installing them an inch higher on the wall to account for carpeting, flooring, etc.
 
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Old 02-11-15, 08:07 PM
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From the 'Catalog Sheet' download:

HEATING ELEMENT SPECIFICATIONS:
Furnish and install E-75 baseboard
heating element as manufactured by Slant/Fin
Corporation, consisting of 3⁄4" nominal copper
tubing, with 2-5⁄8" x 2-1⁄8" x .009" aluminum fins,
bent to 2-5⁄16" x 2-1⁄8", spaced 55 per linear foot. A
flange with four teeth shall be formed on each
fin to increase thermal contact and to space and
lock the fins uniformly in place. One end of each
element tube shall be expanded to receive the
unexpanded end of another, without couplings.
You said:

Top of fins are 2.25" wide and the height was 2 1/8"
I have zero doubt that these are Fine-Line 30.
 
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Old 02-11-15, 08:14 PM
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OK, I lied... or I ALMOST lied...

The plastic expansion cradles ARE available:

101023000 - Slant/Fin 101023000 - Plastic Expansion Cradle for the E-50 or E-75 Element

The following link takes you to a page at SupplyHouse that has pretty much all the available F-L 30 baseboard and accessories.

PEX - Radiant Heat - Radiant Heating - Plumbing Supplies - SupplyHouse.com
 
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Old 02-11-15, 09:13 PM
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Thank you NJ Trooper. I'm glad the supports are available as they are gone as is the original casing/cabinet. I'm not responsible for the framing and I agree it was not done property. The depth from the wall does vary and the framing is 2x3. The original casing managed to deal with the various depths. I honestly never thought there would be an issue finding a replacement, so I tossed it... It was in terrible condition. I'll read through the material and hopefully get this figured out. Thanks again!
 
 

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