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Old 06-08-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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I need to replace my baseboard heater enclosures. Is this something easy to do that I can do it on my own or should i have a professional do it? Im moderately handy but if this is something thats better left to a professional then I dont want to take the chance of ruining anything.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Huntington Station
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We went with these baseboard covers (assuming that's what you mean by 'enclosure') for both bath renovations we did. They are a bit pricey, but they offer 3 different styles, they are powder coated metal, and you can just snap them over your existing covers (although since we were doing a fresh install from a gut, we simply mounted them right to the wall).

Thy look great and everyone who has seen the new baths asks about them (we got the 'Basic')...

https://www.supplyhouse.com/Baseboar...Covers-1517000

Here's a video of the install: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=xXBzrGsQ8hk
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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I need to replace my baseboard heater enclosures. Is this something easy to do that I can do it on my own or should i have a professional do it? Im moderately handy but if this is something thats better left to a professional then I dont want to take the chance of ruining anything.
Baseboard is hideous, I built these but didn't do the shaker style, I fit them right over the existing added 1/2 inch in height cost me $80 for 36 feet of BB. If your handy it's an easy project all you need is a saw and a brad nailer , (if no nail gun you can use construction adhesive) and a pair of aviator snips in case you need to notch the old baseboard in a few spots.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5350603...seboard-heater
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:18 PM
 
Location: In the basket
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Its easy. Just watch your fingers on the edges they can be razor sharp sometimes.
Locate and mark the studs so when you install the new ones they are firmly secured.
Nothing worse than floppy baseboard. Well, there are worse things like traffic and taxes but at least you have control over your baseboard.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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Just my luck the baseboards are nailed in, not screwed. UGH! such a PIA
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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Just my luck the baseboards are nailed in, not screwed. UGH! such a PIA
Build your own

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Trim-Boa...4600/202085979

MDF is even cheaper.
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