Posted by Buckshot on June 27, 2003, 4:32 am
Besides the obvious use in the home, can baseboard radiator piping (with the
attached fins) be used in a solar system? I know most solar collectors use
a lateral fin to absorb more heat, but would these do any good in a DIY
project? I just found myself with a few cases of extras.
Thanks in advance to your ideas.
Posted by Robert Scott on June 27, 2003, 10:34 am
On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 04:32:04 GMT, "Buckshot"
Baseboard radiators have only a small surface area. This is OK in
normal use with a boiler because the water that is circulate by the
boiler is very hot. But solar systems tend to produce lower
temperatures - too low to be effective in baseboard heating, unless
you installed two to three times as much baseboard area as normal.
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Posted by nick on July 7, 2003, 6:32 am
Take a look/read at the link below. This is one idea.