Using PEX for section of hotwater baseboard

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Old 06-04-09, 06:34 AM
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Using PEX for section of hotwater baseboard

My 2nd floor has one zone for 3 bedrooms, hot water baseboard. Master bedroom (12x12) has about 21' of heat on 2 walls (too much). I would like to cut that down to about 8', but it has to continue that other 13' to get to the other bedroom.
So i'm thinkin about running soft copper w/ flare fittings or PEX to run under the floor to get to the other rooom.
Anyone see a problem w/ this?
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Old 06-04-09, 06:46 PM
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You can close a section of it by those dampers or whatever they're called. You know, those things that would open & close if people stopped painting them. That's would reduce the heat without all that work.
 
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Old 06-05-09, 05:33 AM
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used to do that, but its still too much heat for that little room. In the process of remodeling the room anyway, so everything is already ripped apart down to the studs.
was planning on using the solder-PEX fittings, that way there would be no joints actually under the floor, where they could possibly leak.
 
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Pex can be used with baseboard heating. I don't know if I would want it under the floor. Suppose you lowered the water temp that runs through the system?
 
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i dont want to lower the heat in the rest of the house. its just that one room that has too many heaters.
 
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I don't have any other suggestions, so you might as well try your idea.
 
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any idea on what kind of PEX to use?
Never realized there where so many different kinds and types.
 
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I don't know. Ask at your local plumbing supply.
 
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