Our recently purchased circa 1975 house in Maryland has oil fired hot water baseboard heating. The sheetmetal housings (brand unknown) are in horrible shape, with dents, surface rust and many missing joint, corner and end pieces. They are about 8″ tall and project about 3″ from the walls. I would like to keep the heating system, but hopefully do something to improve the appearance. My father installed similar units in a 19th century farm house thirty years ago and just ran the base boards the same height and continued the base cap across the top of the units. That’s fine if have 10 foot ceilings and tall, deep molding throughout, but that is not our house.
Anyone know if there are replacement housing pieces out there? Or if it is possible to replace the the housings without getting into the plumbing aspect of things? Any experience, ideas or thoughts on the issue would be helpful!! Thanks!