Posted by jtown on February 14, 2000 at 11:01:07:
In Reply to: Can I change a steam system to hot water? posted by Rob Niosi on February 14, 2000 at 08:31:14:
Don't mix baseboard and radiators unless you're careful to keep them apart. Baseboard areas will heat more rapidly and will have to be on their own zone. You can convert a boiler to HW, but if it's old and you are going to buy a lot of stuff that comes on a packaged boiler, it may be cheaper to go with a new boiler. Air bleeders would need to be added at the top of the radiators and the lower holes plugged. Radiant is more appropriate for new construction. 'Gypcrete' can be poured onto floors to embed radiant tubing, big job. Hydro air needs ductwork added. Personally, I'd use 19" radiators or convectors under windows and run new copper to them inside baseboards made of thin ply over 1x1s on the second floor and come up from the basement for first, if there is a bsmt. If you go gas, line your chimney.
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