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Old 01-12-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hi,

I bought a new home and one of the few issues I found is that the electric baseboards are generally placed on the exterior walls, therefore in many cases you cannot put any piece of furniture on that wall.

Now, I have a wall that I absolutely need free and therefore want to remove the big (7 ft) baseboard and buy two smaller ones to be placed:
1 on another exterior
1 on an interior wall.

Now, what is the best process to achieve this task, I am thinking of the following:

1) Make sure how I can get the 240V AC in the two walls hosting the bb.
2) Buy two bb that equal the watt power of the original one.
3) Connect and assemble the two new bb

This is obviously simplified, there are important details to look at, but I really would like to have your first impression and then we go from there.

Thank you!
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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I'm no electrician/HVAC expert but that seems to make a lot of sense to me. I wonder if you could get a local heating guy to take a look at the application just for a quick consultation to give you a yay or nay.

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:44 PM   #3
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better to post in the hvac or electrical...

question 1 is 90% and will need more detail. what are the walls made of. do you have access. does part of the floor or ceiling need to come out. are the existing bb heaters running on their own feed or is the feed shared etc.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:21 PM   #4
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Hi,

I want to remove a baseboard heater of 2000W from a wall and place a new one on another wall for space reasons.
Since the new wall is shorter than the present one where the 7ft 2000W is, I have been advised to switch to an electric convector heater with the same power.

Initially, I was thinking to switch to two electric baseboards of 1000W each on two smaller walls, but then the convector idea popped up and I would like to know what are the pros and cons of using a convector (without fan) Vs a baseboard heater.
I know the convector is much more expensive, but it is much smaller in width and that will allow me to use the shorter wall and overall, only one wall, therefore less wiring and the old thermostat.

Anything else I should expect?

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Anybody?

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Merged your threads.

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