I guess industrial is hip these days. Or maybe it's just me. But I'm thinking of making a snaking heater/towel warmer for my bathroom remodel. How many feet would I need, and how is this calculated?
The room is 10x5. All the other walls on this floor are exactly half covered with radiant heaters. I'm not sure how many BTUs per foot that puts out, but I assume that's relevant to the question. By that, I'd think I need the equivalent of half of 15 feet of heaters? But that's more than I'd ever be able to fit into a bathroom anyways. Realistically there's about 7 feet of space along the one uninterrupted wall.
Other considerations that I wouldn't mind people chiming in on:
- Rust scale in heating lines?
- Don't worry, I know I'll need a dielectric union to prevent corrosion between copper and iron
- I might need to remove some heater from the other room to make up for less surface area in the bathroom. Not a problem, I wouldn't mind opening that wall.
- I suppose this is a burn risk if it's running at 180 degrees. Will the metal actually reach that temperature? Will I need to design some sort of heat cutoff redirect solenoid valve to make it function safely? Maybe I'll forget about towel warming and put a panel of tempered glass over it
- I'm thinking I'll wire-wheel it and season it with linseed oil on the outside to prevent it from making a mess of anything that touches it.
- If this is an all around silly idea, please let me know in a factual way, not speculation