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Mikaela
Converting hot water baseboard to radiant heat?

Is it possible to connect radiant floor heating pipes to an existing baseboard? We recently purchased a home, and we are currently renovating the kitchen and bathroom ourselves. The whole house is heated with hot water baseboards, but we're having trouble planning kitchen base cabinets around them (we took a wall down to make the kitchen bigger but there are two very long baseboards in the kitchen). After some quick research, we thought about putting radiant heat under the kitchen and bathroom which would hopefully get rid of the baseboards. The kitchen and bathroom floors are already gutted to the joists because the floors were very uneven only to find out the previous owners had layered 5, yes FIVE different floors on top of each other in the kitchen. We don't mind the rest of the house having baseboards since we are able to work around them. 

We are on a tight budget so if possible, we are going to try and tackle this project ourselves AFTER a lot of researching of course. We try to read up on everything we do and most of the research we have done has landed us on this sites forum. Any info, advice or tips would be appreciated. 

 

Other thing to consider: We we're recently told that we can have one system to heat the baseboards and the domestic water, would this system work with radiant heat? We currently have a boiler and a water heater in our basement.

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