My son bought a house. On the two rooms on the second floor the previous
owner installed baseboard radiators. There is a single coper tube coming
from the basement to the first bedroom, though the hallway into the second
bedroom and down back to the basement. Ofcourse part of this tube is
radiators. Before, there was one column-radiator in each bedroom, those cast
iron standing type. They aren't those very old kind and they look prety
good. The pipes for these are still there and they could easily be
Question is, which ones are more efficient?
First off, cast iron radiators and copper fin baseboard radiators
require different water temperatures. Never really a good idea to mix
the two if you want the system to work properly.
Secondly, the copper baseboard radiators dont have anywhere near the
btu capacity that a cast iron radiator has with all its mass.
Re-install them and get that copper chit outta there.
you may want to find out why the original system 3 was disconnected in the
maybe pressure test the old system...
Did they disconnect an old gravity system & add a circ pump?
As for eff. a BTU is a BTU, there might be a bit of difference, but not
enough to matter...
If the space is staying warm, it's working.
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