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Old 5/17/18, 11:11 PM
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Default Baseboard heat in closet

Hi everyone,

Wondering if anyone can tell me if hot water baseboard heat with exposed plumbing (no register cover) is allowed in a closet. Thanks in advance.
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Old 5/17/18, 11:35 PM
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Hi everyone,

Wondering if anyone can tell me if hot water baseboard heat with exposed plumbing (no register cover) is allowed in a closet. Thanks in advance.
I know of no restrictions as to location but the MFG covers should be in place for safety



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Old 5/18/18, 10:04 AM
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Larger closets located on exterior facing walls need to be heated somehow, if they aren't they can get very cold.



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Old 5/19/18, 8:11 AM
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Like Charley indicated above, the cover should be in place.
180 degree fluid flows through that copper pipe. Very hot to the touch.

In addition, the cover/damper provide the avenue for convection (air flow), to properly heat the space.
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Old 5/20/18, 8:26 AM
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Ethan

Like Charley indicated above, the cover should be in place.
180 degree fluid flows through that copper pipe. Very hot to the touch.

In addition, the cover/damper provide the avenue for convection (air flow), to properly heat the space.
180?

No system I had ran that hot. More like 120.



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My older fin type hydronic baseboard system ran ~ 180, but I suppose they are adjustable with different loops usable but I don't have the experience in this like Scott Frakes.

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8th question down.


But, I do think the temps are coming down because of the safety factor like Mike alludes to.




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Old 5/20/18, 2:11 PM
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Guys hydroponic temp can be set at anything controlled by a thermostat, no sense in starting argument over nothing



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Old 5/20/18, 2:19 PM
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Guys hydroponic temp can be set at anything controlled by a thermostat, no sense in starting argument over nothing
So can hydronic



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Old 5/20/18, 3:04 PM
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So can hydronic
Yep. Depends on what you are growing in your closet.




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