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one1inamill
under cabinet heater.

I am remolding a kitchen and need to remove a hotwater radiator.
Is there a undercabinet heater compatable with this system?

johnjh2o
Re: under cabinet heater.

Beacon Morris makes a toe kick heater that works well with hot water heating systems. There are different sizes depending on your needs.

http://www.pexsupply.com/Beacon-Morris-K42-K42-Kick-Space-Heater-4770000-p

John

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: under cabinet heater.

I did the same thing you are asking, I replaced a 9-section 40" tall 450 lb rad with a toe-kick heater. Best decision ever.
Model I used (vendor has larger units too):
http://www.houseneeds.com/shop/myson/myson-kick-space-heaters-whispa-iii-5000ez-buy.asp

I would recommend using a heat-loss calc program to select the right size.
Casey

one1inamill
Re: under cabinet heater.

thanks for the information the reason I asked is the heating guy told me that the operating tmeature of a undercabinet heater is much higher than what a hotwater radiator system would operate at so the aquastat wouldn't let water into the system until the boiler had already cycled and I would get no heat or very little.
there is another radiator in the room and this one has been turned off for years so I wouldn't too big a unit.

Thanks again to all who replied.

johnjh2o
Re: under cabinet heater.
one1inamill wrote:

thanks for the information the reason I asked is the heating guy told me that the operating tmeature of a undercabinet heater is much higher than what a hotwater radiator system would operate at so the aquastat wouldn't let water into the system until the boiler had already cycled and I would get no heat or very little.
there is another radiator in the room and this one has been turned off for years so I wouldn't too big a unit.

Thanks again to all who replied.

The toe kick heater would work fine on the same system as your radiators. There is a heat sensing switch on the toe kick that turns a blower on when the unit is up to temperature.

John

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