Best advice actually. It can be mounted on a wall.
I know of ways to do it at floor level, but they are complicated and require
a condensate pump, traps, etc. Possible, just not practical.
I'd go with electric heat if you can't mount the heaters above the
I can't quite understand why? There's a constant source of hot water coming
from the return so what difference would it make if you took it below the
water line? I'm confused!
Thanks in advance for any patient explanations!
If the radiator is put in below the return the condensate from the steam
wont return to the boiler by gravity and the radiator will just fill
with water. Steam systems work by gravity,
A steam condensate pump is more expensive and when it fails your
radiator will fill up. He can mount the radiator anywhere higher than
the return as long as the water will flow back, it may only mean few
inches off the floor .
May I call you Mark?
did you read the header?
Hot water zone off a steam boiler in the basement if you had read all of the
I answered very carefully and he did not ask further.
It is very simple to get hot water baseboard heat from a steam boiler as long
as you stay below the water line of the steam boiler.
Design, control, and proper installation is not a project that the average
homowner should attempt.
This man needs help in his basement.
I have done this successfully about 12 or 13 times...the first one doesnt count
cause I had to go back twice to make the congregation happy.
Very Steep Learning Curve
if you understood Heatmans link to Dan Holorans site you may have few
problems...there are still control and priority issues
best bet do the walk
Yellow Pages that is
without being there and seeing your system and since my remote viewing
abilities are failing I cannot with a clear conscience offer advice that could
injure you and your family.
Have a great day
I did exactly that with an old Putnam boiler, circa 1925. There is a
"leg" on the side that I had to tap into. In my case, though, the
baseboard was on a upper floor. Worked well.
Advice about keeping it above the return is correct. I assume
that rules out baseboard in your application, but there are other
another great bit of advice from the original Steamhead...great link!
I have installed baseboard many times below the water line but never thought it
would work above. Once again Dan has taught me something...time to go put
another brick or so in the wall
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.