Hydronic baseboard heaters.

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Hydronic baseboard heaters.

Hello. I have a question. I am working in a rental unit. It has 2 floors and baseboard radiators in each room. I noticed in each radiator the installer has both the pipe with the fins and also the return pipe. Is this common? I've never seen it before looped that way. I noticed the riser/supply is in the middle of the run and so is the return.
 

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That method is used where the pipes can only come up in one location.
It actually adds more heat dissipation to the room which is a good thing.
 
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Thanks for that info. I was concerned because I only can see the 3/4" return in all the rads through the damper and not the actual fins. It's not until I remove the face that I see both tubes/pipes. Also could a child burn himself on the return being as though it's within reach of the opening?
 
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The return is cooler than the supply.

I would think that a crawling baby could get burned with or without the return line.
A child may touch it once and learn not to touch it again.
 
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Awesome. Thanks for putting my concerns to rest.
 
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