DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

baseboard heat

  1. Electrical
    I am supplying and running the wire which my electrician will connect up to 240V baseboard heaters for me. He is insisting that 12-2 wire must be used for heaters. Yet I have read it differently. I provided the following quotes in an email to him but he still insists. The simplified...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello there! We are just in the basic planning stages of making a kitchen out of what was once a bedroom. House didn't really have a kitchen, just stove, fridge and sink against a wall in another part of the house. Where we have planned for the cabinets to go (see photo) is the same place the...
  3. Electrical
    We have recently moved into our new house, a 1970 post and beam. In upgrading the thermostats on the 220v baseboard heaters I found the living/dining area, with 3 heaters, controlled by a low voltage relay system. Is there a digital thermostat available which can operate this system or do I have...
  4. HVAC
    the above title is not quite correct, but please be patient. I will be very accurate below. The situation: burnham boiler v14a-t 3 zone with tyco 571-2 valves tasco circ pump 007-f3 Honeywell AquaStat controller stamped 8933 but looks like R8182d Voltage measured at Aquastat terminals...
  5. HVAC
    Hi Everyone, I've been doing research, but hoping to get some practical advise about this topic. I have a house with five different electric baseboard thermostats. I believe it is 110V. The 'stats are probably from the 80s when the house was built. It is useful since each can handle different...
  6. HVAC
    I decided to remove one of two rarely used baseboard heaters in my basement man cave and now that I have, the one remaining doesn't work. Pretty sure they were ran parallel and not in a series. The one I removed had only the two wires along with the ground that I needed to remove from the...
  7. Electrical
    Hello, I have home built in the early 1970's with baseboard heat. Over the years I have been replacing the old line voltage "Singer" brand thermostats with newer Honeywell Line Volt Pro TL7235 units. They are much better looking than the old brown and gold units and generally easy to...
  8. Electrical
    Hi Folks - I am redoing a vacation house in the Pocono Mtns in Pennsylvania. The house has hot water baseboard heat. I am doing a rewire in the effected rooms, and would like to know if there is some code stating how high above the hotwater baseboard, the receptacle must be so as to avoid heat...
  9. HVAC
    I have been having some weird problem with the baseboard Hot Water heating in my house. I have running out of possible issues. To start, I have 2 zones. Zone 2 on 2nd floor is working perfectly fine but the zone 1 is not heating at all. The zone heating is controlled by Taco 571-2 valve. I...
  10. HVAC
    My library is roughly 12' X 13'. It is heated by a 6' electric baseboard on one wall and a 4' electric baseboard on the opposing wall. The other walls are a patio door and a double door leading to the livingroom. The ceiling goes from 10' to 16'. I am located in a mid-Atlantic state. I need to...
  11. HVAC
    Hello. I have a 46 year old home on a concrete slab that has a radiant floor heating system. It's a long 1 level house at about 3700 sq ft. We have identified that our radiant floor system has a major (4x normal water bills) water leak, and we were told that it would be very difficult to...
  12. Plumbing
    I need to drain water from to baseboard heater i remodeled to bathrm and thats the only thing i have to do (replace the heater)not sure about the way to go about this i know alittle about the boiler two zones,gas need to know best way to do this
  13. HVAC
    Hi, all. First post. :) I'm in the process of removing my existing ceramic floor to replace the current baseboard heat with a hydronic radiant floor system. I've got a couple of questions. 1. Currently, there is tile installed on plywood over an old t-and-g subfloor. What's the best...
Top