Baseray or Radiant Cast Iron

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Old 09-18-19, 06:10 AM
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Baseray or Radiant Cast Iron

Hey guys, I'm turning my dining room into a bedroom in my 1960 house. I moved one wall over about 2 feet, so I had to remove the existing cast iron Baseray Radiator. I did not want it going through the finished wall. The section I removed is about 9 ft long with a 2 ft corner.

So I will need to separate and remove a section or two of the Baseray, and re-assemble it to make it about 7 feet long, and still use the 2 ft corner.

Or, my other option is to use a Burnham Radiant Radiator that I removed from another part of the house. But I see the spec sheet on those radiators and the 36" section I have is only rated for 36 sq. ft."Free Standing EDR", and I would like to recess it in the wall to save floor space, which reduces the output by 10%. It's hard to believe that the recessed radiator will only produce enough heat for 30ish sq ft.

The bedroom I'm building is only 70 sq. ft. total.

What should I do?
 
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Old 09-21-19, 01:59 PM
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Install the Burnham radiator, you should have more than enough heat for 70 sq. ft. Link below explains what EDR is and the "rule of thumb" rating.
 
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I should have included the link to the data sheet for the Burnham Radiator. It's still a bit confusing to me. But I think I use the 36 sq ft number from the radiator data sheet, and multiply it by 170 (degrees my boiler hot water is at). That will give me a BTU number of 6,120 for the radiator. Then I can use a calculator to determine how many BTU's the room needs. A quick use of an online calculator shows I need 3,300 BTU's for heating. So this radiator is more than enough for my room.

https://files.gitshare.io/link/rBDNg...ta%20Sheet.pdf
 
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