Questions tagged [baseboard]

Questions regarding installation, removal, painting of baseboard (otherwise known as skirting board, skirting, mopboard, floor molding, or base molding).

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Tracking Potential Bathtub Leak Without Removing It

I've noticed that the corner of my bathtub gets wet. When a paper towel is placed there, it gets soaked in a short while. There is no large amount of water leaking out though. That spot just gets ...
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What sealant to use on a hole in the interior of the house on an external wall?

There's a tiny, tiny hole in an external wall that separates my living room and the outside front entryway. This is important because I just saw a bug crawl through the hole from the outside into my ...
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Can I drill into a wall's baseboard?

I need to run coaxial cable to another room and the original hole near the bottom of the wall got covered by a taller baseboard. Is it ok to drill through the baseboard? There's still a hole on the ...
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Baseboard heat - Installed and then drywall around

I'm in a 1980s house that has baseboard heat. The baseboards are pretty beat up so was going to use a product like neatheat or baseboarder to cover. When I started looking at the way that they were ...
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HOT FEED ONLY 240v Thermostat

I have 2 electric 240v baseboard heaters w a single pole thermostat fed by a single 12/2 cable always hot. Purchased Honeywell double pole mechanical replacement - do I need to run another 12/2 or ...
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Why isn't door casing mitered to meet base trim?

Question Up Front Why are door trims at the floor not cut at 45° like everything else is? Is it a style thing, or is there a functional reason for it? Details I have noticed in many houses that the ...
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Baseboard Heater Quieting

I just purchased a home and am going through the process of correcting deficiencies and such. In two bedrooms, I have some rather loud baseboard heaters. I understand it's likely due to expanding and ...
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Cut part of the baseboard without removing it

I need to cut part of my baseboard so I can push the wardrobe all the way against the wall. Ideally, I'd like to cut it installed, and pull only the part that needs to be removed. I have patience, I ...
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Removing old baseboard heaters and thermostat

I read some of the other responses to similar questions. But I also need to know about the thermostat that controls the heaters I removed. Is it acceptable to cap the wires to the thermostat and ...
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Can I adjust the temperature of the water in my radiators?

I'm a complete newbie when it comes to HVAC. I did manage to install a new thermostat with help from here so I try again. I have a oil burner baseboard hot water system. My hot tap water is also ...
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Can baseboard trim be used for window and door casing?

Why baseboard trims can't be also used as door moldings in rooms? For example, floor molding of size 1/2" x 3-1/4" would perfectly fit as door molding. Are there special requirements for door casings ...
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Baseboard installation floating floor without transitions

When stalling floating floor without transitions- hallway, dining room, and living room- do you or can you install baseboards in the hallway before completing the other rooms, or is it all installed ...
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Should base trim have a gap between it and laminate flooring?

Is it correct that when adding baseboard trim on the laminate floor, it is recommended to have a 1-2mm gap between the trim and the laminate planks? So that it should not be tight to it. I thought ...
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Can I run #14 armored cable behind baseboards?

Residential basement remodel problem: Replacing old, ungrounded wiring. Problem is cinder block walls. Inside, the exterior walls have rigid insulation and one layer of 1 x 3 furring strips ...
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What can/should I do to tidy up after removing a section of baseboard?

I'm installing a murphy bed. To get it flush with the wall, I've removed a section of baseboard. The gap where the baseboard has been removed looks pretty messy now. I'm not too worried about it ...
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How to wire multiple 240V, 20A electrical baseboard heaters

I have two baseboard heaters to install on a 240V, 20A circuit. One heater is 1500w and the other is 2000w. From my panel, I leave the 20A breaker with 12/2 wire to reach the first baseboard. ...
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What to do with baseboard for this basement with concrete box?

This is in my basement and I plan to install wood flooring. But this is what in the bottom of the wall: It is like a box 2x2. Previously I had baseboard on top of the concrete box running along the ...
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How to fill a gap behind plastic baseboard

I’ve added a waterproof plastic baseboard. Cut the angle at the door join at 45 deg which shows a predominant gap. I could just caulk it, but it would look terrible. What would be a good filler that ...
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can I share the same neutral on two separate 20 amp circuits

I am running two new baseboard heaters on a 20 amp circuit, also 2 outlets on a 20 amp circuit, can I run 12/3 wire and share the same same neutral from a junction box, these are on 2 separate walls ...
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Transition piece first or baseboard first?

I installed new floor so the transition height has changed from one room to the next. I took off the baseboards first before installing the floor. The problem is I am not sure what's the cleaner, ...
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Is huge gaps between wall and baseboard normal after reinstall them?

recently I have a contractor installed hardwood floor in my house. However, after the baseboard are reinstalled back, there are huge gaps between wall and baseboards. They said it is normal and let ...
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Baseboard Heater-Trying to identify brand

Need help in identifying brand of baseboard heater. One is 8 1/2" tall and other is 10" tall.
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Making sure old Honeywell Thermostat (round dial) doesn't turn on

I've had to cover my baseboard heater with painter's tape and duct tape because I keep getting click beetles strolling into my apartment after 6pm (I live in Michigan, and the temps are dropping). I ...
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Why my baseboard heater won’t turn with new thermostat?

I have a pair of electromod basement heater. The label on each of them show them show 750/1000W. Power supply to this is 240V I am trying to replace the old manual thermostat with a progrmabale one. ...
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What is the stainless steel baseboard in a walk-in cooler/freezer? [closed]

Trying to identify this base molding that I want to match in a walk-in cooler at a supermarket. It is missing from a few sections of the cooler and needs to be installed. Is this anything special, ...
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What kind of paint can I use to cover wood baseboards?

I mistakenly got white baseboards for a dark wooden floor. The person who made the delivery suggested painting them to match the wood color, however I'm not sure what kind of paint to use on top of ...
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Is it a residential building requirement to caulk between a bathroom tile floor and a wood base?

Is it a residential building requirement to caulk between a bathroom tile floor and a wood base? I live in Snohomish County, WA.
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Can I decorate this skirting board install?

I've just had a carptener install skirting board and I'm struggling to see how I'll decorate them so they look half-decent. After he installed them he complained that the walls were difficult and ...
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Options for skirting board on slightly different levels

My kitchen floor is higher than my dining room floor and there is no door between them. Since removing a thick carpet from the dining room and rescuing the wood floor there is now about an inch gap ...
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Is it possible to fit skirting boards with screws into the wall

I've been redoing my room (walls and floor) but now I am stuck on the skirting boards. Here is the room at the moment The walls are uneven and also I wanted to put the laminate floor under the ...
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Mismatched baseboards tie in

My daughter and son-in-law did a kitchen renovation, but there is some finish work still to do. The pic says it all: As you can see the kitchen base board is thicker and has a different profile from ...
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Some baseboard in one zone are getting hot and some are not

So I have one zone with two split loops. One loop is getting hot, the other is not. In the boiler room where the zone splits into two loops i can already feel that one is hot and one is barely warm. ...
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Odd metal clips on hot water baseboard

I bought a house that has hot water baseboard heating (house dates to mid 60s). I'm taking the covers off to vacuum the fins. I found a couple of metal clips on the floor. I'd like to understand ...
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Electric baseboard heaters stuck on with digital thermostat

I have two electric baseboard heaters in my house that are both controlled by a single digital programmable thermostat (King ESP-230). I believe each heater is 1500w so 3000w total. Twice now in the ...
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Baseboard heat register makes loud banging sounds

FYI... I am a homeowner and not technical. Problem.. about 2 months ago my baseboard heating (hot water) starting making loud noises when the furnace turned on. It continues for a good period of time, ...
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Hose for bleeder valve on baseboard heater

Is there an hose attachment I can buy to help bleed a single baseboard heater valve?
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Upgrading baseboard thermostat -wiring help

Going from old analog thermostats to programmable digital. They're all 240v but appear to currently be wired as single pole and new stats are double. Photos attached of line in, and two out for load- ...
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Do I need to fill in the gap between my wall and the laminate flooring?

I just removed the baseboards in my room in order to put some closets flush against the wall. I noticed there is a gap under the wall and the floor/laminate and my instincts are telling me they need ...
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Installing an electric toe kick heater “old work”-style

I'd like to install a toe kick heater under the 48"-wide vanity (in the center) seen in the picture. The electrical wire is in the side wall. Do I run the risk that when I cut the toe kick baseboard ...
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How hard is it to run forced hot air and baseboard zones off one Trane furnace?

I have a trane forced hot air HVAC that heats my house. I have a small extension that is cold. How much work is involved to connect a baseboard zone to the existing forces hot air furnace? Is it ...
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Replaced circulator on gas hot water boiler and still no heat upstairs only in the basement

II have purged my system about 4 times and changed the circulator but the flow of hot water only seems to go to the basement and not the 1st or 2nd floor. The boiler fires up, I can feel and hear the ...
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How to cut tall baseboard on a miter saw on the flat with an angle greater than 45 degrees?

I have some 11" tall baseboard that I've salvaged from my house. I need to cut a number of outside corner miters where the angle of the miter cut is greater than 45 degrees. The corner is ...
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Sizing Electric Baseboard Heat (Supplemental)

I have a 635 square foot finished basement insulated with closed-cell spray foam on the concrete. The climate here is zone 5A (Central NJ). I want to add supplemental heating via electric ...
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Baseboards or Laminate flooring first?

I'm laying down new laminate flooring in a small condo and the current baseboards have got to go. They're old, ugly, dirty, and installed plain wrong. My question is: Do new baseboards go on before ...
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Router bit for baseboards

I have old baseboards in our house and need to replace just a two foot section. I figure it would be cheapest for me to attempt to mill mine own. I had a guy work on our house a few years back that ...
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What should I do about a huge gap under the drywall and baseboard when installing luxury vinyl tile?

I am installing luxury vinyl tile in a room and I am having an issue with the gap. My drywall sits about an inch from the subfloor. There is no drywall there at floor level to hold the LVT in place. ...
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What's the best way to finish this trim

So I'm doing my baseboards in my basement, and I'm running up to what was previously installed. I'm going to slide the baseboard all the way flush with the vertical part. From there, I'm a little ...
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Murphy bed baseboard clearance

I'm planning to buy and install a wall/murphy bed of some kind as part of a renovation of a weird little building in my backyard (former owner's sculpture studio). Because of this building's past, it'...
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Should Door Trim/Jamb be flush cut with bottom of base for carpet install?

I'm finishing a room that will have new carpet installed. I plan to install the baseboard height about 1/2" off the slab so carpet can flow underneath. The room is all painted (trim/walls), but no ...
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How tight should baseboards be for laminate?

So, I'm a little stumped on this one. I've installed laminate over a pad, but because of the way that the boards click in and the fact that it's a floating floor, the parts that end near the edges (...