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Old 02-24-2010, 06:18 AM
 
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We currently have forced air heating and I absolutely hate it. We're interested in converting to hot water baseboard. Can anyone give a ballpark figure as to the cost? Is a new boiler necessary or can I just use the tap water boiler (which is just a few years old)?
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:16 AM
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We converted from radiators to baseboard heating. We had steam heat and we were able to convert our steam boiler rather than buy a new one. This was part of a whole house renovation and our total plumbing bill was about $10K for ALL of the plumbing that was done on the house. I know that doesn't help you with an exact amount, but it'll give you an idea that it won't approach $10K You should also be ok with your current boiler.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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DO you have a funance or a boiler? You have hydronic forced hot air?
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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we have a furnace for the heating, but a boiler for the tap.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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You have a boiler just for your domestic hot water or a hot water heater?
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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I think he must mean he has a hot water heater. You are going to need a boiler. As far as cost, it will vary greatly due to the size of the house, how much baseboard needs to be installed and how large of a boiler will be required.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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assuming a 1800 square foot house. is the cost in excess of $10,000? would it be well in excess of $10,000?
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Is any portion on slab? Is the basement finished?

What don't you like about the forced hot air? There maybe another solution....
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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assuming a 1800 square foot house. is the cost in excess of $10,000? would it be well in excess of $10,000?
Put it this way...a good high efficiency boiler alone can run anywhere from 5k-8k alone.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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Put it this way...a good high efficiency boiler alone can run anywhere from 5k-8k alone.
maybe if you're quoting installed, but the unit shouldn't be costing that much.


I have no idea what it would cost to install all new baseboard heat. The less accessable the harder it is, the more cost.
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