I will agree with that 100%Rob R. wrote:If there isn't enough radiation, you will be cold...that holds true for baseboard, convectors, free standing radiators, etc.GoodProphets wrote:I have been reading a few posts where copper fin bb is just not cutting it.
I would image my readings were either installed wrong, or undersized to save money!
I suppose at one time in history (which is still going on) people think the cast iron stand ups are eye sores.
And I am sure many leaks after 50-100+ years
They rip them out and do a "quicky" install of copper fin without every calculating.
Like I said, I never priced them out, so measure them up to total cost
and also total work involved and time spent on install.
If you spend the winter calculating by spring/summer you can get er done by next winter!
If you have any desire for cast iron, maybe find a flipper or contractor that may
give you a good deal??