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    Default under cabinet heater.

    I am remolding a kitchen and need to remove a hotwater radiator.
    Is there a undercabinet heater compatable with this system?

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    Default Re: under cabinet heater.

    Beacon Morris makes a toe kick heater that works well with hot water heating systems. There are different sizes depending on your needs.

    http://www.pexsupply.com/Beacon-Morr...ater-4770000-p

    John

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    Default Re: under cabinet heater.

    I did the same thing you are asking, I replaced a 9-section 40" tall 450 lb rad with a toe-kick heater. Best decision ever.
    Model I used (vendor has larger units too):
    http://www.houseneeds.com/shop/myson...5000ez-buy.asp

    I would recommend using a heat-loss calc program to select the right size.
    Casey
    Last edited by Sombreuil_mongrel; 02-03-2012 at 09:23 PM.
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    Default Re: under cabinet heater.

    thanks for the information the reason I asked is the heating guy told me that the operating tmeature of a undercabinet heater is much higher than what a hotwater radiator system would operate at so the aquastat wouldn't let water into the system until the boiler had already cycled and I would get no heat or very little.
    there is another radiator in the room and this one has been turned off for years so I wouldn't too big a unit.

    Thanks again to all who replied.

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    Default Re: under cabinet heater.

    Quote Originally Posted by one1inamill View Post
    thanks for the information the reason I asked is the heating guy told me that the operating tmeature of a undercabinet heater is much higher than what a hotwater radiator system would operate at so the aquastat wouldn't let water into the system until the boiler had already cycled and I would get no heat or very little.
    there is another radiator in the room and this one has been turned off for years so I wouldn't too big a unit.

    Thanks again to all who replied.
    The toe kick heater would work fine on the same system as your radiators. There is a heat sensing switch on the toe kick that turns a blower on when the unit is up to temperature.

    John

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