I have plastic side caps on my old fin tube baseboard heaters what is this for?

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How do you run a 240V baseboard heater from a 100A box?

You are mixing Amps. and Watts. One is a factor of the other. Are You Asking About The Watts Or Voltage ? Most Baseboard Heaters Are 220 Volts. So Here Is The Way To Connect A 220 Volt. You Will Need A 2 Pole Circuit Breaket That Will Fit Your Panel. The Breaker Will Need To Be Of The Correct Amperage To Handle The Amperage Of The Heater. You Will Need 10 or 12 Guage Wire Again Depending On Amperage. If Over 20 Amps I Recommend You Use 10 Guage. The Amperage Should Be On The Heater. In The Connection End Of The Heater You Will Find ( most likely ) a Green Wire ( Put Your Raw Copper Ground Wire Here. A Red Or Black Put Either Of The Other Here. Also Use The Last Wire You Have To The Final Wire On The Heater. Also There Is A Diagram On The Plate On The Heater. In The Breaker Box. Be Sure To Turn Off The Main Circuit Breaker !! Then Test To Make Sure Your Have +++ Connect One Of The Insulated Wires To The Breaker, Then The Other Also Goes On The Breaker.On The Other Connection, You Will Have Two Connections On A 2 Pole Breaker, Connect The Copper Wire To The Ground Bar== Where You Find The Other Bare Wires Connected. Be Sure To Do This Correct. If You Have Any Doubt It Is Important You Get It Correct Or You Could Burn Your House Down. Also Where You Buy The Wire And Breaker They Can Help Bunches Too.

How do you get a urine smell out of a baseboard heater?

Enzymes Rid Pet Urine Odor . Try an enzyme product found at a pet supply stores or major department store.

In my old home heating system How do I replace an old cast iron radiator with a new baseboard heater with a gravity fed hot water system and get the new heater to work?

Answer . I think you need a pump; cast iron is not affected by the heat and cool (the clanging) cycle associated with gravity heat, but the new one might be, especially if it is copper tubing. Didn't they quit making those furnaces like decades ago?

1995 olds achieva and water is pouring out of the back side of the engine The water is coming from a L shaped plastic tube coming out of the engine Can anyone tell me what the cause?

Answer . ypu may have a busted heater core or a stuck thermostat im not for sure.

How do baseboard heaters work?

Baseboard heaters use a process called convection heating to heat a room. There are fins inside the heater called elements. These elements have a set resistance which consumes the energy provided by electricity and dissipates it in the form of heat. This heat given off from the fins then heat the air surrounding them. Because the warm air is lighter than the cooler air it rises out of the top of the heater and the cooler air closer to the floor is drawn in from the bottom to replace the displaced warm air. Thus convection. This cycle continues until the air surrounding your control center or thermostat reaches the temperature specified by the user. Baseboard heaters usually run on 220v. Therefor there are two live 110v feeds supplying the heater with no return line. The circuit is able to work without a return because the two 110v feeds are 180 degrees out of phase with one another. Therefore the opposing currents cancel one another out at the end of the line giving a net current of zero amps thus eliminating the need for a return path.

How do you remove panels from hot water baseboard heaters to clean grime from between the fins?

I have the old convector heaters and use a heavy duty steam cleaner to get between the fins. Don't forget to put a towel underneath to catch the dirt!

How do you purge air from a hot water baseboard heater?

Remove the end panels from the baseboard. If piping was installed correctly, there should be air vents on one of the 90 degree ells on either end of the baseboard. Newer ones are automatic, older ones have to be opened manually, usually with a flat blade screwdriver.Be careful not to open too much -- a quarter turn should be plenty if you do this until you get only water. Also, if you have a second story, vent the baseboard there. You should only have to vent one baseboard to remove the air. Vent a few times to give time for all air to move to that point. You should not have to add water, as your boiler should have auto replacement water.If you do not have vents on your baseboard piping, contact a licensed heating and cooling contractor.

Where can you find Electromode baseboard heater covers?

This website might be a good solution: www.baseboardheatercovers.com I'm not sure if they will work on both hot water and electric baseboard heaters.

How do you wire a baseboard heater?

Wiring a baseboard is no different than wiring a plug or light. A simple picture in your mind is this. You have to imagine yourself an electron travelling from the panel along the red wire to the thermostat, thermostat to the heater, heater back to the panel. With that read on. I find making a sketch helpful sometimes if the possible connection become unruly.. I will not go into electric panel connection since a licensed electrician should do that. Too much juice there for the faint of heart.. a) The wire type is different (red jacket (red & black conductors) instead of basic white (black and white conductors)).. b) The breaker in the panel is of the 240v variety (twice as thick as the normal 120v variety).. b) Most heating "circuits" are of the 20A variety. What that means is that the 20A breaker, combined with 240V, will allow 4800w (20A x 240v) peak. Rule of thumb is to use 80-85% of allowable wattage. So, that means you can feed up to 4000w of baseboards on 1 20A circuit. This will avoid a breaker jump if they fire full-blast at the same time. This scenario appaers in cottages most often. You are away, come up for the weekend and crank them all up at the same time. Go watch the meter when you do this. You can cut wood at the speed it spins.. c) You will have a black, a red, bare ground wire entering the baseboard. Red goes to red, black goes to black, bare copper to frame (usally there is a green colored screw). That's your ground. VERY IMPORTANT to ground the unit. 240v kills real quick. BEFORE YOU MAKE THE CONNECTIONS READ FURTHER FOR THERMOSTAT INSTALLATION. Here is where the fun starts:. a) If you have a baseboard thermostat, then follow instructions in the thermostat package (which there usually is). The source wiring is as described above.. b) If you choose to install a wall mounted thermostat, its a little different for 2 reasons.. - If the source wire from the panel comes to the thermostat, then on to the heater you need to wire as follows: [AT THE WALL THERMOSTAT] The black wires from the source and one to the heater are wired together. You are now left with a red from each wire. You wire the thermostats wires to each of the red wires. Bare wires together & to box [AT THE BASEBOARD] ]The wiring at the baseboard is as described above (red to one side, black to the other side, bare to the casing). - If the wire from the electrical panel and the wire from thermostat meet at the heater, different scenario. [AT THE WALL THERMOSTAT] The Thermostat wires are wired to the red & black, at the thermosat. [AT THE BASEBOARD] At the heater connect the reds from the thermostat and source together. Connect the remaining blacks to either side of the basebaord. The bare wires are connected together & to the baseboard casing.

When was the baseboard heater invented?

The first electrical baseboard heater was invented by WilliamWesley Hicks. The first patent for the heater was filing in 1925and later issued on March 27, 1928.

Stopping black residue from baseboard heater?

To stop the black residue from a baseboard heater, the wall aroundand near the heater should be cleaned as there are dust particlesattached to the wall. This is called ghosting which fine particlesof soot attach to the wall that is cooler than the temperature.

What is more economical 110 or 220 electric baseboard heaters?

Not counting the equipment or installation cost, and assuming the cost of electricity is the same in either system, running cost depends on the power consumed. So check the wattage of the heater. Consider also that the heater may not be on all the time to maintain a temperature. If a heater has twice the power (not voltage) of another and is on for half the time it works out the same.

How many btu's in 4 foot hydronic baseboard heater?

You will need to give more information. The Btu's of baseboard is determined by the water temperature and the type and size of the element. Copper fin tube (copper pipe with aluminum fins over it) heats up quick and loses heat quickly it also has many diameters of element (copper tube). Most common in residential is 1/2", 3/4" & 1" ID (the OD will be 1/8" or so larger). There is also Cast iron baseboard that heats up slowly and cools off slowly (this is a much more even and comfortable heat). You should never mix and match cast iron radiation and copper radiation of the same circuit it will cause large temperature swings in conditioned area. Tell us what the boiler temperature is set to and what the type of radiation is and you'll get an answer.

Our baseboard heater cover is to long after a tile installationhow do we fix it?

The heater can most likely not be shortened. If ceramic tiles wereinstalled then they will have to be cut to expand the opening withgreat care. The tiles will have to be wet, and the right blade usedto prevent shattering. This is cutting wet tile with an electricaltool so electrical shock must be considered.

How do you bleed a baseboard heater system?


What makes an electric baseboard heater tick?

The expansion and contraction of the heating element when the unit turns off and on. If you have ultra fine hearing and the thermostat is part of the baseboard heater it will be the bi-metal element in the thermostat.

How do you wire a double pole thermostat to two baseboard heaters?

This is wiring 2 baseboard heaters with a double pole wall thermostat you run the power wire to the thermostat on the wall then you run a wire to the 1st heater and then you run another wire from the 1st heater to the 2nd heater and hook red on red and black on black with wiring mariette's in the heaters junction box on left or right side which ever is more suitable for you and then you go to the wall thermostat and hook red on red and black on black with the wiring mariette's and then you hook your power wire to the power supply which is 100 or 200 amp service and on a double 20 breaker and the wire has to be no smaller than 12/2 wire. also do not forget to hook the ground wire (bare copper) on the green screw on your heater and in the thermostat box and then on the power supply box..... now you can turn up your thermostat and enjoy the heat ...........LEE48

How do you turn off a baseboard heater?

It can be turned off at the breaker panel or by turning the thermostat off. The thermostat could be in two places, on the wall or in the baseboard heater itself. Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hertz supply service. . If the baseboard heater is 240 volt you can shut it off at the breaker. Look for a two pole breaker in the electrical distribution panel and the word heater marked on the panel index. A wall thermostat can shut the heater off just by moving the set-point pointer to the lowest setting. On some baseboard heaters you will find the thermostat is in the baseboard heater itself. As with the wall thermostat just turn it to the lowest setting to turn it off. Unplug it or find the temp. dial on the wall and turn off. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized IF YOU ARE NOT REALLY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

How do you hook up a thermostat to electric baseboard heater?

first of all you buy a double pole unit thermostat which should come with the mounting plate and thermostat and it should have 4 wires 2 red 2 black okay now you join the red to the red power wire and black to the black power wire and the 2 remaining wires which should be a red and black can be joined to the red and black wires on your heater .....now you should be good to go ............LEE48

How do you wire two baseboard heaters to one thermostat?

you run the power wire to the thermostat on the wall then you run a wire to the 1st heater and then you run another wire from the 1st heater to the 2nd heater and hook red on red and black on black with wiring mariette's in the heaters junction box on left or right side which ever is more suitable for you and then you go to the wall thermostat and hook red on red and black on black with the wiring mariette's and then you hook your power wire to the power supply which is 100 or 200 amp service and on a double 20 breaker and the wire has to be no smaller than 12/2 wire. also do not forget to hook the ground wire (bare copper) on the green screw on your heater and in the thermostat box and then on the power supply box..... now you can turn up your thermostat and enjoy the heat ...........LEE48

What is the drawing symbol for a baseboard heater?

Hot----------------/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\------------Common. This is the symbol for any electric heater. The controlling device would be noted as --------I I-------- denoting the Normally Open contacts of a relay and the would be wired to the Hot side. I cannot show you the symbol for a thermostat due to keyboard limitations.

How do you raise the pressure system on the baseboard heater?

Add water to the boiler. You should have an automatic pressure reducing water make up valve, somewhere near the boiler. If it feeds directly into the boiler, make sure the boiler is cool when you add. Normal pressure on a cool boiler should be around 12 psi. The pressure will rise as the water is heated. You need a minimum of 1/2 psi for every foot of rise in the loop. So 12 psi in the basement will allow most systems to have a rise of appx 24 feet to the highest strip of baseboard. Remember, the pressure relief valve on the boiler lifts at 30 psi, so you need to stay well below that when the boiler is up to temperature.

How do you know what the voltage of your electric baseboard heater is if there is no label on the heater?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . Go to your power panel and look for two pole breakers. If there are any 20 amp two pole breakers there is a good chance that they are for the baseboard heaters. Switch this breaker off and turn your thermostat up. If the baseboard heaters do not come on and get hot then this is the supply for them. A two pole breaker is supplying 240 volts to the heaters. Most likely there will be more that one heater on the circuit.. . As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. . Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. . IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. .

What is fin tube heat exchanger?

A heat exchanger composed of finned tubing. Finned Tube----Finned tube heat transfer principles and selection principles Finned tubes, also known as fin tubes or finned tubes, the English name is "Fin Tube" or "Finned Tube", also sometimes called "Extended Surface Tube", which extended surface tube. As the name implies, is a finned tube on the original surface of the tube (irrespective of the outer surface or inner surface) of processing of a number of fins, the original surface is extended to form a unique heat transfer components. Why use finned tubes? Processing of the original surface of the fin can play what role? To answer this question, but also from some of the basic principles of heat transfer process to start. First,To introduce a heat transfer on the definition: solid surface in contact with the fluid, and it is called convection heat transfer between the heat exchanger. We are most familiar with is the convective heat radiator and air between the outer surface of the heat exchanger. Life experience tells us: Radiators area is larger, the higher the surface temperature (i.e., surface temperature and the greater the temperature difference between the air), the longer the heating time, the greater the heat exchange, Room more warm. This shows that heat and convective heat transfer area is proportional to the temperature difference and the proportional and proportional to the time. To compare the strength of convective heat transfer case, we need to define a physical quantity: called "heat transfer coefficient." Is the heat transfer coefficient per unit area and temperature (the temperature difference between the wall and the fluid), the convective heat transfer per unit time. The unit is J / (s. m. ℃) or W / (m. ℃). Convective heat transfer coefficient h is commonly used symbols. Heat transfer coefficient depends mainly on the following factors:  the type of fluid and physical properties: such as water and air is totally different, the heat transfer coefficient vary considerably;  whether the process fluid in the heat exchanger phase change, that is, whether the boiling or condensation occurs. If the phase transition occurs, then it will greatly enhance the heat transfer coefficient; 2  also, and fluid velocity and solid surface shape. And so on. The size of the convective heat transfer coefficient is mainly through experimental studies to determine, given below a set of common cases Range of values:  water vapor condenses: h = 10000 --- 20000 W / (m * ℃)  boiling water: h = 7000 --- 10000,,,,,  water convection: h = 3000 --- 5000,,,,  forced convection of air or gas: h = 30 --- 80,,,,,  natural convection of air or gas: h = 3-10 ,,,,, Thus, The heat transfer coefficient under different circumstances the difference is huge. Keep in mind that the range of values ​​of the heat transfer coefficient, which is the understanding and subsequent selection of finned tubes is a great useful. The following will discuss a concrete example of the heat transfer device: With a heat exchanger with hot water heated air, hot water flowing in the pipe, the air flow in the tube. Such as heating with hot air curtain or automobile radiator (radiator) belong to this type of heat transfer that heat hot water to pass through the wall of the tube cold fluid - air. Thus, the heat transfer process with the partition of the two sides of convective heat transfer process tightly linked. For the above example: pipe water side convective heat transfer coefficient is approximately 5000, while the tube air-side heat transfer coefficient is about 50, a difference of 100 times. As the air-side heat exchanger "capacity" is far below the water side, which limits the water side heat exchanger "capacity" of the play, such that the air-side heat transfer process in a "bottleneck", limiting the increase in heat transfer. In order to overcome the air side of the "bottleneck" effect, in the installation of air-side outer surface of the fin would be a wise choice. After the installation of the fins, the air-side heat transfer area of ​​the original has been greatly expanded, Mi fill the air-side heat transfer coefficient is low, and makes heat transfer greatly improved, as shown in the following figures. The role of the fins on the installation can also use the following example to illustrate more vividly: border crossings in an immigration office, assuming there are ten ports Party Inspection mouth, release 5,000 people per hour, while the B port is only one wicket mouth, and run very slow release of 50 persons per hour only. Thus, the B-side passenger clearance has become a bottleneck, making the party's "ability" can not play. In order to improve customs clearance flow, the most effective way is to open a few B-side inspection port. This principle is the same as the installation of the fins. Finned tubes in the understanding of the principles and the role of the future, and in what situations selection finned tubes, are the following principles: (1) If both sides of the heat transfer coefficient of the tube a big difference, you should install the side heat transfer coefficient is small fins. Example 1: boiler economizer tube walking through water, drain pipe flue gas side fins should be used. Example 2: air coolers, tube go liquid, drain the air tube, the fins should be added to the air side. Example 3: steam generator tube is water boiling, take the gas tube, fins should be added in the flue gas side. It should be noted, in the design, the heat transfer coefficient should be placed on the side of the tube in order to facilitate the installation of the fins. (2) If the tube side heat transfer coefficient is very small, in order to enhance heat transfer fin should be installed on both sides at the same time, if the structural difficulties, the two sides can not add fins. In this case, if only the side add fins to increase heat transfer effect is not obvious. Example 1: The traditional tubular air preheater, take the air tube, the tube take the fumes. Because it is a gas on gas heat exchanger, the heat transfer coefficient is very low on both sides, plus finned tube very difficult, had run out of the tube. Example 2: heat pipe air preheater, although still smoke heated air, but the gas and air are flowing in the tube, so the gas side and air side can easily adopt finned tube, so that the heat transfer greatly increased. (3) If the tube side heat transfer coefficient is large, it is not necessary to use finned tubes. Example 1: water / water heat exchanger, heated with hot water, the two sides are sufficiently high heat transfer coefficient, it is not necessary to use the finned tubes. However, in order to further enhance the heat transfer, can be used instead of threaded pipe or bellows fluorescent tubes. Example 2: plant condenser tube condensation of water vapor, the water pipe to go. Both sides of the heat transfer coefficients are high, in general, without the use of finned tube. Key Works: Finned Tube, Fin Tubes, Tubos Aletados, heat transfer http://www.ts-aceroinoxidable.com/tsaceroinoxidablecom/html/productlist/finnedtube.html

How many different styles of baseboard heater covers?

There are two styles of slip-on baseboard heater covers. The first is made of perforated steel and is full of little holes. The other style has horizontal slots. The trade name for these products is Baseboarders. You can see them in detail at www.baseboardheatercovers.com

What will cause a short circuit in a baseboard heater?

check for a scar in the wire or a loose connection that is touching inside the heater As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS .

How do you fix a electric baseboard heater?

They are pretty simple . You have 1 - A thermostat . Trouble shoot it to make sure it works .Use a meter . Input on most thermostats is red . Out put is black . Between input and output , resistance will either be 0 ohms or infinite ohms . 2 - You have the heater element . That may have some reststance or infinite resistance . 3 - There is a thermal limit switch in series with the element . A little round gadget with 2 wires on one side of it and a copper tube on the other side that runs the length of the heater . A check with the ohm meter should read 0 ohms . The switch should be normally closed . Will open if the heater it gets to hot . If this switch is bad , reaplace the unit . I don't think anyone on this planet sells replacements . I have been trying to get one of these limit switches and have come up empty . I don't want to replace the unit because I don't want a odd heater in the room .

Are electric baseboard heaters efficient?

Amps and Watts measure different things. An Amp is a measure of electrical current and a Watt is a measure of Power. Which ever device draws the higher amperage will be the one that uses more electricity! Hence the 240 watt heater draw less amps even though it uses more watts: Volts Watts/Electical Current Amps/Power example heater 240 volt draws 2000/1000 watts - but uses 8.3/4.2 amps example heater 120 volt draws 1500/750 watts - but uses 12.5/6.3 amps

How to wire a 120 volt baseboard heater?

In the heater you will have two wires. You should then have 2 supply wires from the panel, and 2 wires from the thermostat. The neutral (white) supply wire should go to one of the wires on the heater. The hot (black) supply wire should connect to one wire from the thermostat. The other wire from the thermostat will connect to the other wire from the heater.

What BTU will one foot of three quarter inch fin tube baseboard hydronic heater produce with 100 degree f water entering?

Most output ranging from 560 to 600 btuh per foot, this is with 170F water temps. I have no way to know your specifics from where Iam.

How many BTUs in a 6 ft baseboard heater?

BTU's are not based on the length. To answer this question the wattage and voltage of the baseboard must be given.

Do electric baseboards heaters cause soot?

Electric baseboard heaters are not supposed to cause soot. However; dust settles on the elements. When the electricity is turned on, the dust will burn off. There will be a trace of soot from that dust.

How many kilowatts does a baseboard heater use?

Base board heaters come in many different ratings from 500 watts up to 2000 watts. To find the kilowatts of the heaters divide these values by 1000.

How do you add fins to baseboard heat pipe?

As a PE home inspector, there are some locations where this can bevery desirable to balance heat in an older house. However I cantseem to find any product that you can add to the pipes, like a clipon There is now a clamp on set of fins called Fin Clamp Element. Just type fin clamp element on any major search .

How does one install Slant Fin baseboards?

Slant Fin baseboards are high efficiency baseboards that can be bought at many different locations. They are simply and easy to install using either glue or finishing nails.

How to run a 110v outlet from A 220V baseboard heater?

This answer is specific to the US and other regions that use 120/240 split phase power. This is generally not recommended because it would cause the poles of the circuit breaker to be unbalanced. You will need to have access to one of the hot leads, a neutral lead, and an earth ground lead. Dedicated 240V circuits generally do not have a neutral wire, because they only need both hot leads and the earth ground.

What would happen if you remove the plastic cap on the high side of the Ac unit line?

If the schradder valve is in good shape, then nothing... HOWEVER, if it is leaking: It will squirt ozone depleating chemicals into the atmosphere, and possibly your eyes, making you blind. This stuff is not for the home do-it-yourselfer.

Where can you find thermostat for an electric baseboard heater HPH15002E?

any hvac supply store (Grainger) ask for a line voltage stat, they have many styles but they are all the basic same

What are good programmable internet thermostats that will work with baseboard heaters?

The Honeywell EConnect RedLINK wireless thermostat control system is a good programmable Internet thermostat that will work with baseboard heaters. It allows you to control up to eight separate baseboards.

Where can someone purchase baseboard heaters in Canada?

One can purchase baseboard heaters in Canada at the retailer called Canadian Tire. The store offers a wide variety of baseboard heaters, including ones which are portable, oil generated, and electric.

What is the lowest price for a baseboard heater?

The price of a baseboard heater is going to depend on the brand and length of the heater you are going to buy. You can get one for as little as $27 for a 30 4ft. baseboard.

What are the advantages of baseboard heaters?

There are advantages of having a baseboard heater. Baseboard heaters can help keep your home warm. Baseboard heaters can help cut your heating bills down.

What are the benefits of having electric baseboard heaters?

There are many key advantages to having electric baseboard heaters. First, they are zoned well; in other words, one only needs to turn them on in the room he/she is currently in. Second, they don't take up a lot of space.

Where can a person purchase a baseboard heater cover?

Baseboard heater cover may be available for purchase at a home specialists store, such as Home Base and B&Q. For online purchases visit 'Lowes' website for more information, in regards to costs and baseboard heater cover types. These products are known as dummy covers. They have been around a long time and require a tremendous amount of manual labor to completely remove the old crappy heaters and install the new dummy covers purchased from a big box store. These days there is a much more modern and far superior solution. It is the slip-on baseboard heater cover. The Baseboarders system is the most common and generally regarded as the industries' gold standard. The just slip over the original heater, fit nearly all makes and models, look nice and will not rust. Baseboarders can be purchased online. Just do a quick search for Baseboarders.

What are the main benefits of Hydronic Baseboard heaters?

There are two main benefits that a Hydronic Baseboard heater provides. The first benefit is that it allows zoning which means one can choose what rooms need heat. The second benefit is that it can heat up floors.

What are the pros of using a baseboard heater?

Some advantages of using a base board heater are: requires very little space for installation, the system is quiet, requires very little maintenance, it is safe to use, and allows the owners to control it using the thermostat.

Can portable baseboard heaters be close to theWALL?

Yes they work great when they are below a window because of the cold air infiltration.

Do baseboard heaters emit ammonia?

No, they do not. If you smell ammonia it is not coming from theheater unless something has been put inside the heater and isburning.

How do you fix an electric baseboard heater?

Depends on what is wrong with it. Can be a bad thermostat, or abroken or loose wire. Can also be the element is broken.

What are the release dates for Ask This Old House - 2002 Choosing Groundcover Installing Hydronic Baseboard Heaters 9-6?

Ask This Old House - 2002 Choosing Groundcover Installing Hydronic Baseboard Heaters 9-6 was released on: USA: 13 November 2010