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    Hey all. I would like to build a window for the wife but I have one problem. The spot where it is going has base board heating. It is a hot water heating system. How would I go about putting a seat there without losing the heat i egt from that or possibly causing some sort of fire?

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    Re: window seat.

    remove the baseboard, build the seat, remount the baseboard to the front, vertical surface of the seat. if you can sweat copper, it isn't that hard to do. you could also bury the baseboard in the seat and design the seat to provide air flow into the bottom of the seat and airflow out the top, back part of the seat to allow air flow over the baseboard. this would reduce the effective output of that section of baseboard but not to the point of being a combustion hazard to the window seat.
    there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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    • #3
      Re: window seat.

      Originally posted by FINER9998 View Post
      remove the baseboard, build the seat, remount the baseboard to the front, vertical surface of the seat. if you can sweat copper, it isn't that hard to do. you could also bury the baseboard in the seat and design the seat to provide air flow into the bottom of the seat and airflow out the top, back part of the seat to allow air flow over the baseboard. this would reduce the effective output of that section of baseboard but not to the point of being a combustion hazard to the window seat.
      That is what I would like to do. I am planning on taking a short cut and using kitchen cabinets for the seat and cutting into the cabinets to fit around the baseboard.

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      • #4
        Re: window seat.

        if the heat is needed in this area then you may have to have some one put in this http://www.slantfin.com/product-kicker.html and they do work good
        Charlie

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        • #5
          Re: window seat.

          Just build your bench seat supported by the window and 2 legs. You just can't have storage under it like most window seats offer.
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          • #6
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            hvac hawk's got a good idea. replacing baseboad with a kicker will allow for placement of the kicker in the space occupied by a toekick in prefab cabinets. the only downside to a kicker is the squirrel cage noise. but they put out prodigious amounts of heat. cutting into kitchen cabs as a shortcut could significantly compromise the output capacity of the baseboard that is covered by the window seat. think it through and do it one time, the right way.
            there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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            • #7
              Re: window seat.

              one note on the kicker, i modified one by onstalling a 12 volt dc fan in it. and as i drove down the highway i would have plenty of heat in the back of my old 16' box truck, and it could easly run you outta there during lunch hour, i know it is a differnt use but the one i had was ment for what you want it for.
              9/11/01, never forget.

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              • #8
                Re: window seat.

                this unit is very quiet and there are ways to control the heat
                Charlie

                My seek the peek fundraiser page
                http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                new work pictures 12/09
                http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                • #9
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                  OSC...what provided the heat source as you drove down the road? I understand the modification to the fan from 110 to 12v, but what provided the heat to warm the unit?
                  there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: window seat.

                    Originally posted by FINER9998 View Post
                    OSC...what provided the heat source as you drove down the road? I understand the modification to the fan from 110 to 12v, but what provided the heat to warm the unit?

                    the coolant from the engine, i had to put tees in the heater hoses lines then i just ran 3/4" heater hose under the chassie the back up though the floor to the unit. be for i had the kicker in there i had an old base board heater, it was ok but the kicker was awesome.
                    9/11/01, never forget.

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                    • #11
                      Re: window seat.

                      osc...i'm assuming you increased the amount of coolant in the system to accomodate the longer coolant line runs to the kicker and the capacity of the kicker?
                      there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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                      • #12
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                        of course, i even had 2 shut off valves so i could shut the system down durning the summer months when the heat was not needed.
                        9/11/01, never forget.

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