Hydronic space heater

fishingpol Posted By fishingpol, Sep 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM

  1. fishingpol

    fishingpol
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    This post may be better off in the boiler room, but here goes. I'm looking for advice on what brand or model heater I should get for my basement. The area is approximately 24' x 28' with 7' ceilings. It is unfinished and there poly foam board between the rafters to the first floor. I have forced hot water system with boiler and 3 zones. What I am looking for is a small hydronic coil type heater with a fan pushing air out across the coil. I can locate it right near my boiler and add another zone. The basement at its' coldest is about 50 degrees, but I do a lot of tinkering down there and I would like it around 65 degrees. I can easily add another zone. We use a woodstove on nights and weekends, so the boiler isn't running all the time. I figure I would need a smaller unit. I've seen some that put out 18,000 btu's but that is based on 200 degree water. I've looked at the toe-kicker heaters but I think a ceiling hanging type that looks like a modine may fit the bill. Thanks in advance.

    Jon
     
  2. Don2222

    Don2222
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    Hello

    When I put my fireplace in the livingroom I had to block up 9 feet of baseboard so I put a Hydronic Kickspace Heater in the raised hearth like the QUIET ONE KS2006 HYDRONIC KICK SPACE HEATER 7500 BTU. It works great!

    Here is a link to one on ebay but I got mine at HomeDepot.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290471038248&rvr_id=137029500859&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA;=?*F?&GUID=b17b9b0d12a0a47a2eb78d77fff695c5&itemid=290471038248&ff4=263602_263622

    In the basement I put in an Electric Kickspace heater in the Wood pellet stove raised hearth as a backup. It will heat the room!!

    Good Luck






    See Black Grill in Hearth - Thermostat is on wall
     

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  3. fishingpol

    fishingpol
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    Thanks Don,

    I've seen these on a few sites. I think I need it to be off the ground. I do a lot of woodworking and the area I am planning to put it is prone to a wet floor in heavy rains. All the plumbing is up by the joists also. I will go to a few local supply houses and see what they have.

    Jon
     

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