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Eko gasser and baseboard heat

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by trumpeterb, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. trumpeterb

    trumpeterb Member

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    I have an eko 40 gasser, and I have been heating my house through in-floor heat for several years now. We are going to be finishing our basement soon, and I will need to add heat there as well. In-floor is not an option, as the floors are concrete, and we really don't want to put a raised subfloor (or at least raised enough to accommodate pex) and give up the head room. I am considering and have enough wall space for baseboard heaters. Does anyone have any experience with heating with these tied into a gasser? I run my water temps around 170 if that helps. Are there any brands to look for or suppliers of such baseboards that anyone can recommend? Comments?

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  2. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    170 would be high enough IMO if the area is insulated. My partially uninsulated 100 Y old house gets the water temp turned up to 200 suppling baseboard copper finned radiators, in the coldest part of winter but 170 should be fine.
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  4. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Another option is cast iron baseboard. Expensive but looks more high end than finned copper. Also one of those kick panel heaters, essentially an enclosed radiator with a fan ,but they can be noisy. If you inventive and can find a way to hide a big cast iron radiator,that can serve as a small heat sink.

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