Baseboard heat in closet

(Ethan Goodkind) #1

Hi everyone,

Wondering if anyone can tell me if hot water baseboard heat with exposed plumbing (no register cover) is allowed in a closet. Thanks in advance.

(Charley L. Bottger) #2

I know of no restrictions as to location but the MFG covers should be in place for safety

(Erik Schmidt) #3

Larger closets located on exterior facing walls need to be heated somehow, if they aren’t they can get very cold.

(Scott Frakes, CMI) #4


Like Charley indicated above, the cover should be in place.
180 degree fluid flows through that copper pipe. Very hot to the touch.

In addition, the cover/damper provide the avenue for convection (air flow), to properly heat the space.

(Michael Larson, WI Lic. # 1672-106) #5


No system I had ran that hot. More like 120.

(Larry Kage, CMI) #6

My older fin type hydronic baseboard system ran ~ 180, but I suppose they are adjustable with different loops usable but I don’t have the experience in this like Scott Frakes.

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Loop system hot-water heating Q&A

8th question down.

But, I do think the temps are coming down because of the safety factor like Mike alludes to.

(Charley L. Bottger) #7

Guys hydroponic temp can be set at anything controlled by a thermostat, no sense in starting argument over nothing

(Michael Larson, WI Lic. # 1672-106) #8

So can hydronic :wink:

(Stephen W. Stanczyk, WA License #221) #9

Yep. Depends on what you are growing in your closet. :wink:

(Larry Kage, CMI) #10


(Larry Kage, CMI) #11

I think that would be hydroponic…:slight_smile:

Oh, I see that is what red hat wrote…