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Old 09-01-2020, 07:54 AM   #1
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Installing new hydronic baseboard elements


As part of my bathroom renovation, I removed the 60-year old hydronic baseboard heating element. The old one was so banged up and filthy that I'm just going to replace it with new.It wraps an inside corner, with about 1.5 ft on the short edge and about 5 feet on the long edge.


This question may seem rather silly, but having never installed these before I figured I'd ask - do I buy an 8-foot section and just cut it where it needs to be cut, or is it better to buy a 2-foot section and a 6-foot section and cut each to length? Either way I'm cutting it. (I know I'll need an inside corner cover as well as endcaps.)



(I'm fine with sweating the connections so no worries there.)
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: Installing new hydronic baseboard elements


It's essentially just plumbing work. Turn off the gas, water and electric and bleed off a tad so it doesn't make a mess on the carpet when you open it up. If you're ok with cleaning, fluxing and soldering copper tubing, you'll be fine. The rest is cosmetic so that'll depend on what the manufacturer offers for the beauty trim.

Sorry, I've never had to cut one but it shouldn't be a problem.

Shame you can't use units without modifying them... makes life easier.

Bigger shame that you can't gussie up the old one and not have to do the surgery.
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