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kickspace heater

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I need to add some extra heat into a basement model railroad room. The walls will be covered by benchwork that house the railroad. The entrance to the room is about 6 foot wide with area above it maybe install a kickspace type electric heater. I could always install it below the benchwork to wash the floor with warm air. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 09-15-11, 05:05 PM
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heat rises. I would say on the floor would be better.
 
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Old 09-15-11, 05:16 PM
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I thought the same. My concern was how hot the air would be coming from the unit and if it would be uncomfortable on people's feet.
 
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Old 09-15-11, 05:22 PM
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it would be an electric heater with a fan basically. I particularly like warm feet while in a cool space.
 
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Check the manufacturers, such as Broan - their websites will have lots of installation tips. You can get one with a 2-speed fan and a thermostat.

I would consider, instead of an electric kickspace heater, just a small fin-tube baseboad unit - might be a little easier to install.
 
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I guess that one or two electric hydronic baseboard heaters would be a good choice.
Thanks for the replies.
 
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Another option I was thinking of was using radiant cove heating. Does this sound like a viable option?
 
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Another solution would be thermostatically controlled ceramic heaters. Very cost efficient, small, and they put out a good bit of heat, fan forced, and safe to use.
 
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Originally Posted by chandler View Post
Another solution would be ceramic heaters. Very cost efficient.
All electric resistance heaters are 100% efficient. 1 kWh = 3412 Btu
 
 

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