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Old 03-21-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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Installing a cast iron baseboard

I am redoing my bathroom and want to swap out a cast iron radiator with a baseboard. I got a 2' section from my local supply house, it's one of these Burnham (pictured below).

I don't know if the guy doing my bathroom has ever installed these before. Anything in particular to know? Why are there two holes on each side?

Should I install drywall behind the unit? I have read things about putting a foil reflector behind the unit to make them more effective. Is it ok to NOT drywall behind the unit, as to "recess" it 1/2" into the wall. It would be right up against the studs in this scenario with insulation behind it (outside wall). Is this ok?

Here's the product sheet from Burnham:




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Old 03-21-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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Installing a cast iron baseboard

it looks like page 8 will give you the info on allowable depth of install:


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