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Old 08-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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i have radiator piping in place in my basement apartment but decided not to use gas in that apartment because i don't want to share it with the main unit and it's too complicated to get another gas meter. so i was thinking to still use the radiators but to somehow heat the water with an electric furnace/boiler.

i was wondering if there is such a product. i tried Google but didn't find anything.

or can i improvise my own by adding some kind of a pump to a regular electric water heater? and a thermostat

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Hope your electric rate is only $0.02 a KWH or less. Or it a very small basement apartment that won't take much to heat.Most electric water heaters are not approved for space heating.

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OK, thanks. you think it'd be more efficient to use baseboard heaters? it is a typical small 1 BR apt., living room, kitchen, bath, little hallway, bedroom. i haven't hung DW yet so i could still run wire
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6 one way half a dozen the other. With the exception that electric baseboard with a thermostat for each room can be cheaper then just an electric boiler, since the room temp control will allow for some rooms to be kept cooler when not in use.
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so if i use two big BB heaters and one little one for the bathroom, and wire them all on the same circuit, a 30A circuit 120/240V should suffice?

http://www.globalindustrial.com/imag.../ZBL-BLFOO.pdf
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30 amp 240 volt.
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hey, can you please check out this new thread i just created?

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need brand recommendation for baseboard heaters

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