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

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Baseboard thermostat and thermal cutoff question

I have five 750 Watt 25-year-old baseboard heaters on a 240 volt circuit controlled by an Ouellet OTL221 single pole mechanical thermostat that recently could not be turned down, and the room (and ...
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Is it safe to move a box with a bundle of thin, multi-coloured wires coming out of it?

Not quite sure what this is, but I need to move it up slightly to fit my baseboards. Is this an electrician job? Update: Unscrewed and uncovered this, is it safe to assume it’s non functional? (This ...
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How can I put baseboards/skirting over wall expansion joints?

I’m assuming these are expansion joints, I’m about to put down my floors. They protrude about 1/4 inch out the wall. How can I run my baseboards evenly along these?
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Help fixing loose baseboard

Our baseboard became loose. I've done some research, but I could not find posts discussing how to fix a loose baseboard when there is a gap between it and the concrete. Also, as seen in the pictures, ...
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Filling small gaps behind skirting board / baseboard

We've had some ants in our downstairs lately and noticed they were crawling under the skirting board/base board. I pulled the skirting off and noticed there are some small gaps behind it, where the ...
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How high can baseboard heaters be installed?

I'm trying to do a basement loop to heat up my basement. Can I install a hot water baseboard at approx. 12" from the floor?
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Found inside a baseboard heater. Is this mold? [closed]

is a picture of something i spotted on the aluminum/steel/metal protector inside a baseboard heater. No smell.
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Reinstalling baseboards in front of utility flue or gas chimney

I'm replacing the baseboards in one of rooms of the 2nd floor of my 1907 duplex and found the gas chimney running up through the 3 story building. The old plaster was crumbling across the base of the ...
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What are these fibers coming out from the baseboard?

house built in the 50s. I notice these broken off from the baseboard(?). Any idea what they are? They don't look like wood and I don't know if the white structure is part of the baseboard or something ...
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Found mold on the baseboard behind the bed [duplicate]

Just found mold behind the bedframe on the baseboard. I am honestly scared right now as my toddler has been sleeping in the room for the past 3 months. The room was insulated from exterior with ...
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What can I use to fill in space around new registers that are smaller than the old ones?

We've been replacing our baseboard registers with newer ones since the old ones are discolored and beat up. I didn't know that they weren't a standard size, so I bought registers that are the same ...
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How to mud painted wall to accommodate new lower baseboards

First time posting here. I'm working on an old house, discarded old baseboards and repainted a few walls. When about to put on new baseboards, I'm finding that my old baseboards were higher than the ...
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Would an automatic bleeder resolve condo heat problems?

Please bear with me as I am trying to help a senior citizen with no heat for over a week in NJ. She lives in an old (built 1966) multiple unit apartment condo where each unit is individually owned. ...
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Baseboard heater - bleeder valve and?

A plumber installed the following - see picture. I have no plumbing knowledge, but I believe the bigger piece (on the left) is an air "bleeding" valve but what is that red pull valve on the ...
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How can I provide lateral support for hydronic baseboard pipe?

I am renovating a room that has slant fin baseboard. I want to replace the slant fin hardware (cover) with a different cover style. These are high output pipes that run horizontal to each other. The ...
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Baseboard heating - some zones stopped heating

Yesterday afternoon between 3 and 6pm, two zones of our baseboard heating system stopped working. There are 4 zones: main floor, 2 basement zones, and 1 zone for the upstairs bedrooms (split level ...
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Baseboard heat not bringing room to temperature - hot water, 1 of 4 zones, Carlin burner, bell and gossett circulators, Weil Mcclain boiler [closed]

Circulator runs continuously, baseboard runs warm, not hot as before. Room doesn't reach temperature
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Would using vinyl wall base be a good solution to cover a gap between doorframe and flooring? [closed]

There's a small gap between the flooring and the bottom of the door frame to my garage. Would using black vinyl floor base cut to height to cover the gap look odd?
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Is there a type of cabinet hinge that allows opening over baseboards?

To fit some pre-built cabinets into a space I removed a portion of the baseboards so the cabinet is right to the wall not thinking about the doors. Is there a type of European hinge that as it opens ...
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how to handle steam/condensation from baseboard steam radiator

The baseboard steam radiator we had installed in 2016 as part of a kitchen renovation often causes water to pool on the (hardwood) floor because steam/condensation from the outlet doesn't seem to have ...
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2 thermostats daisy chained on 12g wire

I currently Have one Honeywell programmable thermostat, two wire hooked up to two baseboard heaters that are 240 V. The thermostat controlling these two baseboard heaters equals 3500 W max now what I ...
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Replacing two adjacent thermostats with one

My home has two adjacent thermostats, each one controls a single 1000W 240V baseboard heater. The heaters themselves are on opposite walls of the dining room. I’d like to replace both thermostats with ...
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What trim l should I use for to transition to quarter round?

I’m installing 5-1/2” baseboards throughout the house except at the base of cabinets/vanities, where I’m doing quarter round. When I come around this corner post (picture) from the living room, ...
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Cutting baseboard around lots of weird angles and floor transition

I live in a 115 year old house where none of the walls are straight and corners aren't 90 degrees. After putting in new flooring in my kitchen, I'm trying to reinstall baseboard, but there's a weird ...
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How can I clean cats' urine from my basement walls?

We have some cats in our basement that sometimes use the litter box but also like to pee all over the carpet down there, especially against the baseboards. As most people know, cleaning up pee ...
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How should I reconnect my 240v baseboard heater/thermostat wiring?

Everything was working fine, then I tried to install the Mysa baseboard heater v2 thermostats. When I realized that my wiring doesn't seem to support them, I put everything back together, and now of ...
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The two sides of my double pole thermostat aren't turning on at the same time [closed]

I have three baseboard heaters connected to a single double-pole thermostat. Two heaters are in series and connected to one 240v pole, the other is a single heater with its own 240v pole. The problem ...
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Is it OK to replace only one baseboard thermostat?

Trying to help my folks figure out what to do with heat in their house. Two story home in cold climate, 30 year old electric baseboard heaters. Can I replace only the living room thermostat - or do I ...
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Contractor baseboard install. Is this caulk line standard?

Contractor is set to paint my walls tomorrow, these caulk lines I’ve been told are really large and paint alone won’t resolve the gap between the baseboard and the wall. Contractor said this would be ...
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Cadet 4 wire thermostat to multiple heaters diagram help?

I am in need of some help hooking up a couple cadet four wire thermostats to multiple heaters in different rooms The thermostat on the back has two red wires and two black wires L1 L2 T1 T2 I believe ...
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Installing 4 baseboard heaters on a 20A double pole circuit

I am looking for some help with configurations on installing 4 baseboard heaters on a 20 amp double pole breaker with 12/2 wires. My current set up is all four baseboard heaters are hooked up to one ...
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Mysa thermostat(s) and 2 baseboard heaters

I'm having some problems hooking up my baseboard heaters (1500w) to Mysa thermostats. They are both on the same breaker. Currently they are operated by 2 thermostats that are on the same separating ...
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Baseboard heater not working despite measuring voltage

I have 240 volts reading on the wire, but heater won't work. I bypassed the thermostat, still won't work. I don't understand, if the power is there, what could be the issue?
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We painted the walls before installing new baseboard. What now?

We painted the walls and now we have to install baseboard. We’ve already painted the baseboard and haven’t installed it yet. We don’t know how to fix this problem. At what point do a caulk? Are we ...
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What is the proper way to drain my baseboard heaters?

I am in the process of adding a new baseboard heater and I am trying to figure out the proper way to drain my system. I believe I will first need to shut off the valve on the right in the picture ...
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Bathroom Vanity Without Baseboard Behind It

I'm trying to figure out what is in normal spectrum of work for baseboards underneath/behind a bathroom vanity. Our contractor used baseboards around the side of the vanity, but left it off the wall ...
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What is this pipe? I noticed water damage on my baseboard so I took it apart and found this but I’m not sure what needs to be done

So I’ve noticed water damage at the baseboards for a couple months now and decided to rip it apart and check behind. This is what I found but I’m not sure what I’m looking at and what needs to be done,...
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Baseboard heater - how to fill a hole?

I found a hole inside my baseboard heater, by the dial on the right hand side, right where the copper pipe meets the wall. Can I use regular Great Stuff to fill the gap, even if it’s touching the pipe?...
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Connection between Copper and Pex pipe broke in extreme cold

During extreme cold month of Feb in East coast, my baseboard radiator pipe broke, basically the connection between the copper and pex pipe broke and water leaked all over. I called a contractor and ...
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Can I retrofit new radiant electric heat using existing wiring from the old baseboard wiring?

I am removing two baseboard heaters in a 12x10 room,and have two 120v quiet warmth radiant heat mats laid. I’d like to know if I can use the old wiring if I change the old thermostat to a quietwarmth ...
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How do I remove the cover and caps on my old electric baseboard heaters?

I cannot find any directions or videos as to how to open up my baseboard heaters. A couple of my heaters are sagging off the wall as the screws holding them to the drywall have pulled away from the ...
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Baseboard corners seem wrong but contractor tells me this is normal [closed]

I have paid to have new flooring and baseboards installed in my home. I have 5 inch baseboards with flat edges. Rather than cutting the edges at angles as I’ve seen in all previous places I’ve lived, ...
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Tools for removing ceramic tile baseboard from concrete wall?

I want to replace my tile baseboard with a PVC one, from what I gathered I should be able to remove it with a chisel or a crowbar but I've tried with a chisel and all I can do is chip away the ceramic ...
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Too-short a return for baseboard

How would you deal with this situation as far as installing baseboard? Would you do a return?
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Oil boiler, remove baseboard from entire house but keep the water heater

I have a question about removing Hydronic Baseboard but keeping the boiler and water heater in place. Is this relatively straight forward? Shut off power Cut off the supply and return for the ...
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2 wires, both hot, for 240v baseboard thermostat

I am replacing the thermostats in 3 separate apartments and have run into the same situation for all of them. Each thermostat controls 2 baseboard heaters. The old thermostats had 2 wires coming out ...
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Base liner for stucco wall

I need ideas how to cover this currently really ugly joint between my stucco wall (currently applying stucco, can see new layer) and the immediate surrounding currently done with paver stones and sand,...
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Removing baseboard heater/heating loop and purging air

I need to rip a baseboard heater out: the cabinet, the copper piping, everything. There is no longer a need to heat that room (reasons: outside the scope of this question). This is fuel oil with an ...
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How do I remove and reinstall baseboards nailed on steel framing? [closed]

I need help with removing skirting boards. I have no problem pulling it off and no damage wall when pulling off from timber framing, but this is the first job that I came across that skirting board ...
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Two electric baseboard thermostats on one circuit. The first box has six wires, the second just four (ignoring the grounds)

At the first thermostat is the group of two wires the line, and the group of three wires the load? The second thermostat along the circuit only has four wires. I put in a new thermostat on the second ...
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