WEIL MCLAIN CAST IRON BASEBOARD END CAPS
In our upstairs bathroom for example, we literally only have 4′ of wall for a radiator because of the bathtub and vanity. Dries out the air more than cast iron baseboard?? Now, rather than a section of radiators on the wall If there were sufficient wall area for a heated towel rack I might have gone that route, or put it in series with the iron baseboard, but the sloping roof makes for very minimal amount of area. Steel flat panel radiators typically have more thermal mass per rated BTU than cast iron baseboard, aluminium convecting rads usually less. CI has a much higher thermal mass, so it heats up and cools off slower, overshoot can be an issue if the thermostat isn’t smart enough as it will continue to radiate heat after the pump is shut off much longer than aluminum fin stuff.
For guesstimating how much c. I see that Weil-McLain still makes cast iron baseboard as do some other brands based on google searches. Easier to damage when bumped by furniture. My sister took a class at the community college where they introduced that Now that the cold weather is here, I’m happy to report that the CI BB has completely ended the cycling problem there- it’s slow to heat and even slower to cool off. Cast iron baseboard for new construction??
Dries out the air more than cast iron baseboard?? Cast iron baseboard for irin construction?? Noisy popping and creaking when heating up and cooling down 2. Easier iro damage when bumped by furniture. Is cast iron baseboard installed anymore in a new home?
There’s no issue with furniture placement blocking the radiator, and a warm floor really is nice. But, I’m struggling to get even 1. Sometimes it makes sense to use a combination of radiant floor and baseboard or flat-panel.
That area always cooled off faster then the main house, so I saw more cycling on the boiler just for that one zone. CI has a much higher thermal mass, so it heats up and cools off slower, overshoot can be an issue if the thermostat isn’t smart enough as it will continue to radiate heat after the pump is shut off irn longer than aluminum fin stuff.
Larger temp swings compared to cast iron baseboard?? The other drawback with in-floor is I want wood floors in some parts of the house. As I mclan, in-floor would require engineered hardwood which is rated for an install over in-floor heat; it’s also more expensive than just plain old site-finished oak flooring.
The room is now wonderfully warm with even heat vs. Triple panes are expensive, but a huge comfort factor when it’s in negative double-digits outside, raising the mean radiant temperature of the room, and allowing the surface temperature of the floor to say in the “comfy-cozy” range rather than “sweaty roasting feet on a hot bed of coals” range.
Radiation verses convection will be more comfortable however you do it. If you want to do this right, keep track of the room-by-room heat load calculations as the particulars of the design features of the house evolve.
Cast iron baseboard for new construction??
I guess that’s why that bathroom is always 1 or 2 deg colder than the other rooms even with the heat on. Is hot water heat coupled with cast iron baseboard really better or is it just my imagination? Replacing Cast Iron Burnham. So now comes the new home.
I replaced 18′ of fin-tube with 19′ of CI BB in a “problem” zone in my house. Share This Page Tweet. If my new home were being built in the Chicago area, I’d have tons of options.
Can cast iron Radiator be removed to retile floor? Feb 23, Location: Doing it as an afterthought or retrofit is more difficult and more expensive.
DewPointDec 14, It sort of gets me that cookie cutter tract homes from 60 years ago had it standard while newer, very expensive homes have aluminum fin baseboard if they even have hot water heat to begin with.
In our upstairs bathroom for example, we literally only have 4′ of wall for a radiator because of the bathtub and vanity.
I can see a big advantage in using panel rads in rooms with limited wall length like a tiled bathroom, etc Running around in your socks is comfortable and if you have pets, they’ll love it!
With a modern condensing boiler, being able to use lower temperatures means the system would be in condensing mode more often, and if it’s sized properly, may run continuously more often Standard hardwood floors work fine with radiant- don’t sweat that one.
Dec 13, Location: I see that Weil-McLain still makes cast iron baseboard as do some other brands based on google searches.
Cast iron radiator feed and return testing. A panel rad just about anywhere on or near the exterior wall feels pretty much the same.
But European style low-temp thin profile steel flat panel convecting radiators are real radiation too, cheaper, and at least as comfortable as cast iron baseboard rads. As it is, I’m building in a rural area of Baaeboard Upper Peninsula and options are more limited. Perhaps I’ll start out by requesting in-floor.
I have radiant in most areas, and like it.