5 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator Zoom

5 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator

SKU:UF-2-60

Brand: Runtal

Runtal
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$375.95
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$725.90 / box (2 units x $362.95)
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Specs

Length (Feet): 5 ft.
Height (Inches): 6
Model: UF-2
BTU Output: 3000
Thread Size: 1/2"
Thread Type: Female
Color: White
Finish: White
Application: Heating
Depth (Inches): 1-5/8"
Package Type: Includes Heating Element
Material: Welded Steel
Type: Radiator

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5 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator

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Runtal13 ft UF-3 Baseboard Radiator
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

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    (6)

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    • Personal (36), Business (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Form AND Function

A very nice, but pricey baseboard radiator. Lots of heat and its sleek lines are perfect to help it disappear along the walls. We have an historic home and worried that it might...Read complete review

A very nice, but pricey baseboard radiator. Lots of heat and its sleek lines are perfect to help it disappear along the walls. We have an historic home and worried that it might be too contemporary. But when the room is put back together, it's not jarring at all. Well designed to hug the wall and deliver a lot of heat in a small space. Perfect!

The previous owners of this 1734 home had installed an earlier version in another room of the house. In order to hide the coils when looking down, they had an angled strip of metal fabricated to work. Runtal must have taken this hint, because this newer version has a perforated shield on the top edge that does the trick, making it even better than the original one we have.

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Easy to install, poor customer service

Bought two UF 12 radiators for a low temp hydronic system I put together in my home running off a hot water tank.

The install was easy, I found that teflon...Read complete review

Bought two UF 12 radiators for a low temp hydronic system I put together in my home running off a hot water tank.

The install was easy, I found that teflon tape alone was not enough to seal the plugs and the valves to the radiator and I ended up using rector seal no 5 instead.

I purchased these because I needed a hydronic baseboard radiator and didn't want to use sharkfin as they look dated.

My Complaint:
On the 12' radiators there is a joint in the top mesh cover welded to the radiator and the radiator tends to flex more at this point. The radiators come with 4 mounting brackets. 4 is not enough as there is alot of flex in these radiators due to the length and I wish I had 2 more mounting brackets per radiator to keep them straight along the wall.

I emailed Runtal a week ago about getting more brackets but haven't received a response yet. I guess I will have to call them next.

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5.0

This is a great product and puts out more btus than slantfin

By Robert

from Pequannock, NJ 07440

Verified Buyer

Comments about 13 ft UF-3 Baseboard Radiator:

Replacement of 63 year old cast Iron Baseboard

No requirement for multiple sections
Looks Great and only has 2" width profile

Can come in 3" height increments to match BTU/LF for any space heating load

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You get what you pay for!

By Rob

from NY, land of corrupt politicians!

Verified Buyer

Comments about 4 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator:

These baseboard heaters look great, save space, as they are half the depth of a standard baseboard heater. They also have a large thermal mass & hold the heat well. The 4' section we purchased was about 25 lb vs 3 or 4 lb for standard baseboard heater.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid

By WLH

from Bucks County, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 2 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator:

Well constructed, comes with the right hardware for installation. Grade A.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Tony

from Washington, dc

Verified Buyer

Comments about 2 ft UF-3 Baseboard Radiator:

I used lt to replace old baseboard heater...

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rather expensive but worth it.

By Thom

from Madison

Verified Buyer

Comments about 10 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator:

Very east to install especially using sharkbite fittings.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Quality

By LEW Homeowner

from Utica, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3 ft UF-6 Baseboard Radiator:

A very nice looking and quality radiator. Inlet and outlet ports are reliably positioned. I have bought quite a few Runtal radiators and have been very pleased. A bit on the expensive side, though. If you want the good looks, it is worth it. The packing is great for the smaller units. The packing is the same for the larger ones, but can arrive in kind of rough shape because of mishandling, probably because they are quite heavy. The radiator is wrapped with foam wrap, so none have arrived damaged.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Easy to install, poor customer service

By Jon

from Bay Area, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 12 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator:

Bought two UF 12 radiators for a low temp hydronic system I put together in my home running off a hot water tank.

The install was easy, I found that teflon tape alone was not enough to seal the plugs and the valves to the radiator and I ended up using rector seal no 5 instead.

I purchased these because I needed a hydronic baseboard radiator and didn't want to use sharkfin as they look dated.

My Complaint:
On the 12' radiators there is a joint in the top mesh cover welded to the radiator and the radiator tends to flex more at this point. The radiators come with 4 mounting brackets. 4 is not enough as there is alot of flex in these radiators due to the length and I wish I had 2 more mounting brackets per radiator to keep them straight along the wall.

I emailed Runtal a week ago about getting more brackets but haven't received a response yet. I guess I will have to call them next.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Completely satisfied

By Doc

from Belmont MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 6 ft UF-4 Baseboard Radiator:

Handsome and efficient

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE RUNTAL RADIATORS AND SUPPLY HOUSE

By Sara

from Millerton, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about 7 ft UF-4 Baseboard Radiator:

Good lucking and efficient.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Happy so far

By Swede

from Durham, NH

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3 ft UF-4 Baseboard Radiator:

Our master bath has been cold during winter for years because of an inadequate baseboard unit. The Runtal unit throws off a lot of heat and also looks great. The only drawback is that the Runtal unit installed isn't cheap.

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  • Personal

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  • 3 ft UF-6 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    Can these radiators be painted?
    Asked on 5/30/2015 by Anita from NYC

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, Radiators can be painted after sanding with fine grit paper to dull the high gloss and by wiping with solvent or a tack rag. Use only oil-based enamel paint (alkyd, acrylic, urethane, epoxy) –do not use latex or lacquer paint Use urethane or epoxy enamel for radiators located in harsh environments. Spray the paint to achieve an even coating, and let dry completely before heating the radiator.

      Answered on 6/1/2015 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 4 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    My existing baseboard heaters are supplied with 3/4" pipe and the system is a single zone. The bathroom is in the middle of the house where I want to replace the old baseboard with a 4ft unit. The sp says it is 1/2" threads on the supply pipe. Will this slow down the flow to the whole heating system in the house?
    Asked on 1/24/2015 by Dick from Belfast, ME

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      depends how its piped, normally it shouldnt

      Answered on 1/26/2015 by Supplyhouse Staff from New York
  • 7 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    Can these be recessed back into the wall vertically if the wall behind it is properly insulated.
    Asked on 1/17/2015 by jeff

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I know in my radiators a majority of the heart comes from the fins behind
      the solid fronts. I world's think you would end up heating the interior of
      the walk rather than the room. They are only an inch deep...just hang them
      on the exterior.

      Answered on 1/17/2015 by PhillyRuss from Philadelphia, PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      These radiators could be installed in a niche if you want to take the time
      to build one. Still need an inch or better clearance above and below for
      air circulation.

      Answered on 1/22/2015 by Anonymous
  • 2 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    Can all UF series "baseboards" also be mounted on the wall like a wall radiator? Also can these be piped from the rear? Lastly, are the valves absolutely required or can you just pipe a direct connection and hide the copper pipe with vertical trim pieces?
    Asked on 9/23/2014 by Stephen from Marblehead, MA

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The UF radiators are a wall mounted radiator. Each unit is shipped with the wall mounting, which is recommended to mount the units 3" above the floor. The pipes can not be piped from the rear, only the bottom or the sides of the unit. Consult with local code to determine if the valve shut offs are required, as not all locations need them installed.

      Answered on 10/24/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 4 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    Do the end caps extend the length beyond the 48"?
    Asked on 9/21/2014 by Radiator Lover from Massachusettes

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, the end caps will extend the baseboard slightly depending on which one is used. The caps require a 2" over lap so the 6" end caps would extend by at least 4", and the 12" end caps would extend by at least 10".

      Answered on 10/24/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 2.5 ft UF-4 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    Do these have fins? Runtal offers custom wall panels with either fins (FLX) or without (VX), but I am not sure which configuration the UF series is.
    Asked on 9/13/2014 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes these UF series radiators include the metal fins at the rear of each panel.

      Answered on 10/15/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 4 ft UF-8 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    I will be installing 2 X 7 foot lengths of baseboard heater, can I join them together and if so what do I need to order besides the Heaters.....joints?
    Asked on 7/24/2014 by Grasshopper from New York

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      You can join up to 7 baseboards in series, or up to a combined total of 30,000 BTU's. You can use a 1/2" threaded nipple to connect the two baseboards together.

      Answered on 8/21/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 6 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    I am a senior citizen with a small old house. Can this type of Baseboard Radiator be used to replace the cast iron radiators seen in many older homes? I have two of the 'cast iron oldies' in my living room and one in my dining room. They take up a lot of room and are hard to clean.
    Asked on 4/25/2014 by Rio Rita from New Jersey

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      We replaced several of the old radiators in our house with the Runtal flat units. They are great. You just need to match up the BTU output of the new radiators with the output of the old ones to get the same amount of heat. Several estimators are available online to compute how much heat your "oldies" give off based on number of tubes, water temperature and length.
      Runtal also makes excellent flat panels as well as baseboards. We have 6" baseboards in the bathrooms. We removed the wide old radiators in some of the rooms and placed the wall mounted larger panels in their place . They only extend about 2" off of the wall and actually are quite modern and attractive. You will get much more heat off of a larger panel vs a long run of 6" baseboard.
      Hope the helps.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 4/26/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Assuming you have hot water heat then yes. These will not work on steam I
      don't think. Also, they do not have the mass of cast iron. They are heavy
      gauge steel. That means two things. One, they are somewhat more susceptible
      to water quality and O2 causing rust and Two, they will not retain the heat
      as long which may cause your boiler to cycle more often. I would ask your
      heating contractor about it since you may need more of this stuff then you
      think. There are also cheaper alternatives that may work just as well or
      better. Not that this is a bad product. I like it but I found you sometimes
      need more of it than you think to keep the temperature up.

      Answered on 4/28/2014 by Chas from Danbury CT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi,
      My husband is a general contractor and he said that yes, these can be used
      to replace your old bulky cast iron radiators. We have cast iron radiators
      in the older part of our home (built in 1932), but we chose this product
      when we built an addition on our home. My husband says you just need to
      make you purchase the correct size, meaning that the supply and return
      lines must be in the same location or very close proximity to that of the
      existing cast iron radiators.. A plumber should be able to confirm the
      exact size you would need.
      Hope this helps!
      Lindsey

      Answered on 4/26/2014 by Anonymous
  • 14 ft UF-2 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    are connections for this unit made on the side (ends) or from the bottom (floor)?
    Asked on 2/24/2014 by willy from United states of america

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The connection is made on the side, at the bottom of the radiator so make
      sure when you order, that you order the end caps as well. These will give
      you a finished look that covers the supply and return lines that you can
      have either come from the wall or through the floor. You can also order
      inside and outside turns to cover the connections when putting more than one
      together. The top holes on the ends are for =returning the units on
      themselves when you can only provide a return and supply from one end of the
      unit. If you are running in series, you will need to order the plugs for
      the top holes.
      Patrick W. McGrath
      Senior Property Manager
      PATRICKS Residential Property Management

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      the connections on the 2 I have go down to the floor. which was an issue
      in my house b/c I have some kind of fire-stopping (brick?) inside the wall
      behind the baseboard. So the unit sits higher on the wall than I would
      have liked. But they're still great looking, silent, and efficient.

      Answered on 2/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a number of these in my house. They are plumbed both ways. You can come up from the floor or the sides and also mix and match. I have a series of three in a bay window. They come up from the floor plumb side to side in the middle and then back out the bottom on the other end.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, the unit can be connected both ways. In fact, each radiator may be piped eight different ways. See http://www.runtalnorthamerica.com/residential_radiators/baseboard_uf.html

      Answered on 3/8/2014 by Anonymous
  • 7 ft UF-4 Baseboard Radiator

    Q:

    We are in a building that provides steam for its radiators. Ours were removed when we moved
    in and our heat is via our blower A/C system. We want to install a few radiators now that are attractive.
    Will this product work on a commercial building's steam generator supply?
    Asked on 1/16/2014 by Walter from Chicago

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My experience is will only one radiator on a hot water system. I used the chart from Runtl to determine the size of radiator, added 50% and still not warm enough. To be fair, the room has a large window, large relative to the size of the very small 3ft X 12 ft bathroom. My advice is to call Runtl about steam systems.

      Answered on 1/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have one of these units mixed in with my homes' hot water radiators and it works quite well. I'm not sure about using these on a steam system so check the specs on the Pex site and be sure these are rated for steam and also check into the pressure of a commercial steam system as it may be higher than residential.
      If all that is good you should be quite happy. These are well built and very attractive units. I especially love the low profile.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Walter,
      I'm sorry, I really don't have any experience with commercial installation. I'm not sure what you mean by "steam generator supply" this radiator is designed for a hot water system. There needs to be a fuel system, a boiler and a circulating pump in addition to a working thermostat to communicate with the boiler to turn on as well as the circulating pump to begin to circulate the water. You mention about installing an attractive solution. I can tell you that these radiators are beautiful. Very clean lines and as far as the radiant heat. Pff second to none. I have cast iron radiators in addition to this one and these work just as well if not better.
      Hope this helps.
      Best of luck.

      Answered on 1/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Runtal UF-Series baseboards are only designed for use with hot water, not with steam).

      Answered on 2/14/2014 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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