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Oil baseboard heat v electric baseboard heat.

Redoing insulated, enclosed basement 25' x 26'. will frame and add insulation. laminate flooring. concerned about fire hazard. live in New York (cold winters). what if the basement floods? two young children (1st graders) will be playing down there. oil baseboard estimate (3 walls) came to $1750. thinking about running the oil baseboard on only one wall to save $. does code require a heating mechanism in basement? do I even need heat or could I use a portable electric oil-filled radiator heater? any thoughts?

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Two 8 ft baseboards will heat this basement fine. You should eliminate any sources of flooding before you invest in refinished your basement.

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