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Old 02-14-2008, 08:10 AM   #1
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While I am renovating my kitchen I would like to downsize the huge radiator I currently have (53x22x9). I have a smaller radiator (24x19x5) that I am not using and would like use in the kitchen in addition to an electric underfloor heating mat. The larger radiator has a 1 3/4" pipe feeding the it while the smaller radiator has a 1'' pipe feeding it. Does this impose any concerns with how this will impact the system as a whole? The kitchen is on the main floor of a two story house, and the boiler is down in the basement.

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Is this hot water or steam? I assume it is a two pipe system as well?

You can downsize your radiator, and downsize the pipes to make it work. You obviously won't have as much heat though.

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