How to Calculate Cast Iron Baseboard Needed Per Room


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Old 03-01-21, 08:36 AM
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How to Calculate Cast Iron Baseboard Needed Per Room

Hello all, I have a small bathroom that is 7' x 5' and it has two cast iron baseboard heaters that are about 3` 1/2" long each. I'm remodeling my bathroom and I'd like to remove the one next to my window. The vanity and shower are right next to it and it makes cleaning that area difficult because it has a covered pocket area. The room is the warmest room of the house and doesn't have a draft or chill when heating is off.

My question is that considering this information, would I be compromising the heat for this room or will I be okay with having just one 3.5' long heater?

P.S I love these heaters and we maintain them well, just need to consider keeping the wife happy with cleaning the room.

Heater I'd like to remove
 
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Old 03-01-21, 04:29 PM
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35 sq ft = 875 btu of heat emmitters.

Thats a 2 ft section of tube finned basboard. about 1000 btu

That baseboard is about 3.4 sq ft per linear ft. So about 11 EDR that 3.5 ft section may produce 2400 btus

If I did math correct your ok with just one heater
 
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Old 03-02-21, 06:58 AM
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Thanks friend! I really appreciate you taking the time to calculate that, gonna go ahead and remove it.
 
 

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