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

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Probably to reduce noise and friction during expansion and contraction.
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How do you know what the voltage of your electric baseboard heater is if there is no label on the heater?

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What is fin tube heat exchanger?

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How many different styles of baseboard heater covers?

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Are electric baseboard heaters efficient?

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How to wire a 120 volt baseboard heater?

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Where can a person purchase a baseboard heater cover?

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What are the pros of using a baseboard heater?

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