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Baseboard Heating Remodeling Around Baseboards

The Home Wizard app calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Baseboard Heating, but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about baseboard heating remodeling around baseboards.


This may come through twice. Sorry if it does. I am currently remodeling my kitchen, we have baseboard heat...I want to put a pantry (broom holder) and a desk area... Any way to work around those baseboards??



Dear Vicki:

It sounds like your problem is that you want to place a broom holder pantry and a desk area where you currently have baseboard heating, correct?

If this is the case, then you have several options:

1) You can remove that section of your baseboard heating piping completely and reconnect with pipe through the wall behind this area, or in the floor below it. This will likely be your most effective solution, but unfortunately, it will likely be the most expensive as well.

2) Or you can remove the front cover and adjustable vent (carefully because you will need to put them back), then remove the aluminum fins from the copper pipe (pliers should do it) on the sections where you want to put the broom pantry and desk. Then you'll need to put foam pipe insulation over the pipe in these sections. After this, put the vent and front cover back on the baseboard.

3) Or you can bend a heat shield from rolled aluminum (used for roof flashing) from the wall above the baseboard to the floor in front of it, and do this for the entire area around your broom pantry and desk.

Hope this is helpful.


If I am replacing plaster with drywall in a room with boiler baseboard heat can I place drywall ontop of radiator, if not what needs to be done?


Dear Lynn:

When you say place drywall "on top" of the radiator, how specifically do you mean? Is that you are going to be placing the drywall over the plaster wall, and thus the drywall thickness will stick out that dimension over the top of metal baseboard cover? Or are you thinking about placing the drywall such that it will completely cover the baseboard radiator? Or is it something else?

If you can provide some more description, I will be better able to answer your question.


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