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Old 02-08-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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Quick question about my kitchen heating options. I remodeled it last spring and had to remove a 6 ft section of baseboard heating due to the cabinets and layout design. My problem started when the winter came and now the kitchen is a little on the cool side. I was wondering if there are any alternative options for me as far as getting some more heating in there to warm it up a bit. I just don't have anymore baseboard space for another section of heat. Any ideas would be very helpful.

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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Quick question about my kitchen heating options. I remodeled it last spring and had to remove a 6 ft section of baseboard heating due to the cabinets and layout design. My problem started when the winter came and now the kitchen is a little on the cool side. I was wondering if there are any alternative options for me as far as getting some more heating in there to warm it up a bit. I just don't have anymore baseboard space for another section of heat. Any ideas would be very helpful.

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What kind of heat do you have for the rest of the house?

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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Sorry that would have been helpful to add. All baseboard hot water heat. In hindsight I guess I could have put radiant heat in the floor, but it's too late for that now.
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Sorry that would have been helpful to add. All baseboard hot water heat. In hindsight I guess I could have put radiant heat in the floor, but it's too late for that now.
Open basement underneath or crawl space?
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Open full basement with no ceiling easy access to the underside of the floor.
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Open full basement with no ceiling easy access to the underside of the floor.
You can still do radiant flooring if you use this product:



I do them all the time and it is not a DIY project. Where are you located? I can recommend you to someone on this site if they are in your area.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
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I'm in Northern NJ. Would that still work through mud and ceramic tile? I didn't know it would still get through. thanks and if you know someone let me know. Can you tell me the name of the product so I can do some research? everything I search for is to be installed before you finish the floor.

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Radiant heat will work. So will a toe kick heater under one of the kitchen cabinets. Radiant will keep the floor much warmer though. There have been several post here where members have done their own radiant heat.
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You can still do radiant flooring if you use this product:



I do them all the time and it is not a DIY project. Where are you located? I can recommend you to someone on this site if they are in your area.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:16 AM   #10
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I like the idea of the radiant heat, but as I said before is it called something other than radiant heat? When I search for radiant heat on google all the systems are for use before you tile. My floor is already done. I'd like to research it a little and see what kind of price I'm looking at before I decide which option to choose.

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Search for staple up radiant heat.
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Thanks that sowed a lot of examples on how it works and how to install it. One last question how effective is radiant heat? Does anyone have it in there home? I'm just wondering how the efficient it's going to be going through the subfloor, 1/2 playwood, mud to level the floor, and then ceramic tile? My basement isn't heated does would that cause any additional concerns? Lastly will this heat the room or just warm the floor?


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Old 02-10-2011, 02:53 PM   #13
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Does anyone have any experience with something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Fahrenheat-Ele.../dp/B000H7PB78


From what I read it seems more suited for a den or bathroom, but it might fit what I need it for. My only question is how loud the fan would be? Any feedback would be great.

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Staple up is pretty effective. You must insulate the joist space after you install it. Or it will lose its heat to the basement.

Some of those heaters are pretty loud, others aren't. Depends on the quality of the unit.
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If anyone has any experience with the noise of these fan units (I'm guessing about as loud as an exhaust fan in a bathroom?) please let me know. I think the Radiant heat is going to be to much $ for me. I might go with the electric toe kick heaters. Just want to get as many opinions as I can before I start pricing it all out.

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