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I have electric baseboard heaters throughout my house, since installing them 5 years ago I have had to replace 2 of my overtime sensors, as well two of them seem to constantly make this creaking sound, does anyone have any idea how to remedy this?
 

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Redland said:
I have electric baseboard heaters throughout my house, since installing them 5 years ago I have had to replace 2 of my overtime sensors, as well two of them seem to constantly make this creaking sound, does anyone have any idea how to remedy this?
What's a overtime sensor? If I have a noisy heater I replace it. Most times it's the 8 footers that make noise. I try to stay away from them.
 

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Sorry over temp sensor, and yes I have a 6 foot one the is making noise, is it just the expanding and contracting of the metal, so your solution is to just replace it?
 

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Expansion and contraction of the heating element is common and will make noise. I assume you're talking about the high temp cutout and, yeah, they can be a PITA.
 

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Sorry over temp sensor, and yes I have a 6 foot one the is making noise, is it just the expanding and contracting of the metal, so your solution is to just replace it?
I have had them make noise right out of the box. Replaced them and send back to the SH. In fact, when I am putting in baseboards, I order double and send back what I don't need. This is because I've had so many problems.
 

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I have had them make noise right out of the box. Replaced them and send back to the SH. In fact, when I am putting in baseboards, I order double and send back what I don't need. This is because I've had so many problems.
You're wasting your time. If it doesn't make noise straight out of the box, it will a month later.
 

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You want quiet, get in floor radiant electric. My next house I'm doing that everywhere. In combination with a passive house type construction. Seal it up tight, insulate like crazy and it'll hardly take any heat to keep it warm.
 

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I have had this problem , and I just loosened the mounting screws a little , and

the ticking stopped !

It may or may not work for you , but it's worth a try !
 

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Even HW hydronic BBs make noise when they're filled from room temp with 180 degree water from the boiler.
 

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Even HW hydronic BBs make noise when they're filled from room temp with 180 degree water from the boiler.
The hydronic baseboards they are talking about are all electric.
 

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i have yet to see electric baseboards that dont make at least SOME noise, usually on start-up. common expansion 'pings'
 

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You want quiet, get in floor radiant electric. My next house I'm doing that everywhere. In combination with a passive house type construction. Seal it up tight, insulate like crazy and it'll hardly take any heat to keep it warm.
Do it. I did it to my entire 1st floor which is on a slab. All electric underfloor radiant on top of 3/4" rigid foam, under a floating wood laminate floor. Also in the mud under the bathroom and mudroom ceramic tiles. All sheetrock stripped and exterior walls spray-foam insulated. All Anderson windows and thermopane exterior doors. The heated floors are fantastic floor-temperature sensing t-stats turned the entire 1st floor from the coldest to the warmest. Even at .18 per Kwh, it's cheaper than natural gas!
 

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Island guy. what brand did you use? I have electric baseboard and I have been wondering if I would gain any energy savings if I went to electric in floor radiant? It kind of came up since the wife wants all new carpeting. The whole house is a project, I wish I was as far along as you are.
Thanks
 
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