Hot water baseboard

Wondering if its possible to remove a hot water baseboard and use the connections for radiant flooring? I have an ugly bathroom I am looking to remodel, currently the baseboard runs length of the bathroom, behind the toilet, pedestal sink, and a fair amount of empty wall space. Would like to replace sink and wall space with cabinets, but that would kill the baseboard. I appreciate the help.
Tom
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Probably doable. Might want to start with asking some HVAC people (not in that NG, rather, installers in your area). Then you may then need input from building codes folks, engineering drawings by an architect or engineer. The floor height will change, as well as other parameters. The job may involve many times more planning than actual labor, so move carefully. Good luck.
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Off hand I would say no. I believe, baseboard heat uses water at a higher temperature (190 degrees) than radiant (around 120 I think). I have the same setup and I cut the cabinet to go around the baseboard heat and the bathroom is still warm. If it is a eyesore, replace the baseboard housing with a new one.
If you still want radiant heat, they make heating elements that go under the tile that will warm the room and possibly heat the room. This would be a lot easier to install than running pipes in the floor.
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Off hand I would say no. I believe, baseboard heat uses water at a higher temperature (190 degrees) than radiant (around 120 I think).
I have the same setup and I cut the cabinet to go around the baseboard heat and the bathroom is still warm. If it is a eyesore, replace the baseboard housing with a new one.
If you still want radiant heat, they make heating elements that go under the tile that will warm the room and possibly heat the room. This would be a lot easier to install than running pipes in the floor.
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Have you considered a panel radiator? http://www.buderus.net/OurProducts/RadiantHeatProducts/PanelRadiators/tabid/128/Default.aspx
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Im no heat pro but radiator water temps often get real high , my boiler is set to 185 I dont know where yours is set to, radiant plastic pipe is normaly run at 110-120, you might consider copper and not much might be needed with high boiler temps and maybe a higher pressure, copper will be safer, sure Pex is rated higher than 120, but its plastic.
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