I have hot water baseboard heat. We just had an addition put onto the
The contractors extended the baseboard heat from the kitchen into the
The way this was done was by getting rid of the old baseboards in the
kitchen and running new baseboards that had the return pipe inside the
Originally a pipe from the basement ran up into the left end of the
kitchen baseboard. The right end of the baseboard had the pipe going
back into the basement where it then ran to under the living room and
up into that baseboard.
Now the basement pipe that ran up to the left end of the old kitchen
baseboard connects to the left end of the new baseboard. The new
return pipe now connects to the same pipe that the right end of the old
baseboard connected to (the one that runs to the living room).
Now the return baseboard pipe in the kitchen/addition & the baseboard
living room pipe are hot all the time. The kitchen/addition pipe that
has the fins connected to it (i.e the one that is suppossed to supply
the heat) doesn't feel anywhere as hot as the return pipe.
None of the other baseboards radiate any heat. This is with the
thermostat set off (i.e too low to go on)
I haven't replaced the thermostat yet (but I would think all the pipes
would be hot if that was broken)
Is it possible thatthe contractors connected the heat & returns pipes
backwards? Or what they thought was a return pipe really wasn't?