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Old 02-17-2019, 12:46 AM   #1
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Baseboard heater?

Hi,all. I want to have electric heat and considering baseboard heaters. Mine would need to be mounted above the windows. I think the convection effect would still work. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:40 AM   #2
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Does this heater have any kind of fan? I know our bus stays warmer near the ceiling, but if we have a fan going it mixes a little better.
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Hey Bluebird,

I have lived in houses that used electric baseboard heaters. They had no fans.

They didn't heat evenly and the typical ones are ugly.

How do you plan on powering them? Will you have shore power most of the time?
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:06 AM   #4
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I could use a fan or two, This would mainly be used on shore power. I have propane heat too.
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I could use a fan or two, This would mainly be used on shore power. I have propane heat too.
That's good to hear.

Occasionally someone pops up here that has the idea that they are going to power electric heat from their solar.

I have seen a build thread here that included some "flat panel" radiant heaters that are pretty slick for compact spaces.
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:59 AM   #6
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these are cove heaters, designed to be used overhead.. they are radiant, ive had them in hotels before, they work marginal at best, your feet freeze while you upper body sweats.. they get very hot.. touch one and you will one it, so they are best used out of reach.. baseboard heaters used up high dont radiate the heat.. they are generally convective and not radiant heaters.. so they create their own airflow and are best installed low....

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I have seen a build thread here that included some "flat panel" radiant heaters that are pretty slick for compact spaces.
I tried one of these and found it nearly useless. It's possible the build you're talking about was something different; this was a flat white panel designed for either wall-mounting or being used with a stand.
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