You must log in or sign up to reply here. Dries out the air more than cast iron baseboard?? These radiators look great and are extremely quiet and efficient. Pain to clean the fins. IT takes more labor to wind pex into place, but materials wise, it’s probably cheaper. 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.
When I finished my basement 30 years ago, I installed the same cast iron baseboard that was in the house on the main floor Weil-McLain Snug Baseboard. Dana , Dec 14, The other drawback with in-floor is I want wood floors in some parts of the house. We used Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo, a paint brush, and a lot of patience. 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. Schluter has a system, Bekotec, that gives things a lot of thermal mass and makes placing the tubing easier.
I see that Weil-McLain still makes cast iron baseboard as do some other brands based basebord google searches. Now that the cold weather is here, I’m happy to xast that the CI BB has completely ended the cycling problem there- it’s slow to heat and even slower to cool off.
Sorry to the OP for kind of hijacking this thread. As I understand, 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.
Baseboard Radiators – Burnham Baseray Cast Iron Baseboard Radiator – 6′ Wide
Perhaps I’ll start out by requesting in-floor. I guess that’s why that bathroom is always 1 or lron deg colder than the other rooms even with the heat on. Easier to damage when bumped by furniture. A panel rad just about anywhere on or near the exterior wall feels pretty much the same.
Burnham Baseray Cast Iron Baseboard Heater
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 We’re spoiled, and our energy costs tend to be cheaper than many other places in the world.
Over the summer I pulled the fin-tube and replaced it with 19′ of cast iron baseboard Burnham BaseRay. But, I’m struggling to get even 1. Running around in your socks is comfortable and if you have pets, they’ll love it! These radiators look great and are extremely quiet and efficient.
The other drawback with in-floor is I want wood floors in some parts of the house. Super efficient low temp system.
Since our cast-iron baseboard was already installed, we painted them in place. The room is now wonderfully warm with even heat vs. That area always ccast off faster then the main house, so I saw more cycling on the boiler just for that one zone. Do you already have an account? I will not have AC – not needed. Cast iron radiator feed and return testing. Then specify sufficient radiation to be able to cover the design day load at an average water temperature of F or lower.
This is also one of the drawbacks if you are a homeowner like me who has no idea how to paint cast-iron baseboard radiators. Sign into the forum Contractor Bsaeray.
Is cast iron baseboard installed anymore in a new home? I replaced 18′ of fin-tube with 19′ of CI BB in a “problem” zone in my house. With one warm human and the lights on it has no problem keeping up even into negative single digits.
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.
Condensing boiler or Cast iron?? Consult a reputable paint dealer.
How to paint cast-iron baseboard radiators
Your name or email address: If my new home were being built in the Chicago area, I’d have tons of options. Sometimes it makes sense to use a combination of radiant floor and baseboard or flat-panel. FWIW- The mod-con boiler works great basebard cast iron rads I personally love cast iron baseboard.
Triple panes are expensive, but a huge comfort factor when it’s in negative double-digits outside, cxst 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. A panel rad may be overkill-have you run the actual load calculations on that bathroom?
Even if you cheap out with IRC code-max U0. I’ll have to look into it’s additional depth.