Placement of hydronic baseboard heater


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Old 02-14-15, 07:52 PM
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Placement of hydronic baseboard heater

The rear legs of my living room sofa are about 5 inches from a cold wall. I am considering installing a hydronic baseboard heater section to that wall to hopefully warm it up somewhat. What would be the least, safest distance I should allow for the sofa? The sofa is all leather. Thanks.
 
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safest distance
Not quite sure what you mean by 'safest distance'.

Safety from what? Please elaborate.
 
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by safe distance I'm thinking fire hazard and/or harmful to leather.
 
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There wouldn't be a fire hazard... but I was wondering about the effects on the leather myself. I'm sure it can't be good for it!
 
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I'm not a leather expert, but we have a leather couch in front of a cast-iron baseboard. The back of the couch is about 2" from the surface of the baseboard. I have not observed any problem. The couch can't get any closer than the 2" because the upper back of the couch hits a window mullion.

My monoflo system runs at 180 deg, but at the baseboard in question, the water is probably about 170 deg max.

At 180 deg, would there be a fire hazard? Think about drapes that may cover a heat emitter. And wood floor joists that support hydronic piping. Steam piping would be hotter.
 
 

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