Ceiling mounted radiators
I have very little wall space throughout my cabin due to built-in seating and cabinetry. All the heat will be supplied by an exterior wood fired boiler via piping. I plan on using low temperature radiators throughout (the cabin is only 540 sq’ – a main room, a small bedroom, entry/mudroom and a bathroom).
The bathroom can be heated with a radiator towel warmer over the toilet but the other rooms have no wall space. I was thinking of a ceiling mounted radiator in the entry mudroom and the bedroom but in the main room (221 sq’ with a 4:12 shed roof) there is room between 8′ to 10′ off the floor to install wall radiators around the room (essentially at the “loft” height).
Will radiators mounted 8′ above the floor result in too cool a temperature at the floor level? The other option is to use trench radiators around the perimeter of the main room.
GBA Detail Library
A collection of one thousand construction details organized by climate and house part