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We get a good number of phone calls from customers who are absolutely sure their baseboard heaters are a custom size. Most of the time they’re wrong – but that’s usually a good thing. Standardization in the finned tube element heating business 60 years ago means our Baseboarders Patent Pending one size fits most design will easily slide over just about everything out there. There is however a plethora of odd lengths in existence, and that’s what this post is all about.
When it comes to the overall span (length) of a baseboard heater, they tend to follow multiples of the standard lengths. For long lengths over 7′, multiple Baseboarders panels and couplers are used. But what if the overall length is in between or simply not a multiple of the standard 2′, 3′, 4′, 5′, 6′ or 7′ lengths? In this case, a standard length panel requires cutting down to a custom length.
Just like installation, cutting is also easy. Some Baseboarders Distributors offer this service at no charge. However if you are keen on cutting the panel(s) yourself, the short video tutorial above will show you how and what tools are needed.