Slant/Fin’s Revital/Line®, pre-cut replacement baseboard cover, is so easy to use! Simply measure your current baseboard, choose your color, and you’re ready to begin. This product is designed to slip over the existing back panel. All you do is remove the old accessories, front panel and damper, and you’re ready to slip on the new cover.
The unique, modern design will provide durability and has been tested to allow for up to40% more heat output than the competitive brands currently on the market. It’s amazing how simple it is to transform the look of any room. And, best of all, anyone can do it!Slant/Fin takes the guesswork out of it…and puts our unsurpassed quality into every Revital/Line® makeover.
Important to wear safety glasses and gloves before removing old front panel, damper and accessories.
Step 1. Remove existing baseboard End Caps and Inside Corner Pieces. (figure 1)
Accurate measurements will help you choose the correct length of Revital/Line® replacement cover for your baseboard and avoid any sizing issues.
Step 2:With a tape measure or a ruler, measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate, and from the top to the bottom of the element. (figure 2)
Step 3:Be sure to also measure the length of the baseboard from edge to edge. Revital/Line® replacement covers are available in 2 ft - 8 ft (including 3.5 ft). Filler sleeves (sold separately) are also available to cover the seams when using more than one cover. (figure 3)
Step 4:Measure the distance from the wall or metal plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the heating element (to determine the depth). Slant/Fin’s Revital/Line® pre-cut covers are designed to replace covers on baseboard up to 8.5" H x 2-15/16" D.
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Step 1. Remove the old baseboard Front Panel Cover by lifting from the bottom to unhook from the bracket. Remove damper by either sliding off from open end or by holding at each bracket point and snapping off from the pivot. (See figures 4,5)
Step 2. If the old baseboard length is the same as a standard length Revital/Line® Cover, use the standard length Revital/Line® Cover and End Plates/Solid End Caps. Attach End Plates, (if chosen), placing them against the end of the Revital/Line® Cover using Phillips Head screws supplied. Use smaller #4-40 Phillips Head screw at the bottom of Cover and larger #6 Phillips Head screw (See figure 8) for the top of the End Plate.
All of the other accessories are installed without tools by placing them over the Revital/Line® Cover, once in place. When more than one cover is used, the seam between the covers can be hidden by using one of the filler sleeves (2", 4", 7" or 14"). All accessories are sold separately.
Step 3. If the old baseboard cover length is a different size from a standard length Revital/Line® Cover, install the standard length Revital/Line® Cover sections together until you get the same length as the old baseboard cover. If you need additional length, you can add a 2", 4", 7" or 14" filler sleeve. Since the filler sleeves are telescoping, they will fill in less than their dimension size. Other accessories are available to finish your installation (See figure 6)
Step 4. You may need to loosen the old baseboard from the wall in order to slip the Revital/Line® Cover behind it by loosening the screws that hold the old back panel onto the wall. If existing back panel is sealed to the wall by paint, the seal to the wall can be broken with putty knife or similar tool.
Step 5. If installing Revital/Line® with an existing back panel, including the heating element, you simply use the plastic wall spacers supplied by placing over the element as shown in (See figure 7).
Step 6. When using support Brackets, position new assembled cover with wall brackets below piping, then lift into place so that top lip of new Cover goes behind back panel of the old baseboard. (See figure 8)
Step 7. Care should be exercised to insure that it isn’t scratched or damaged while pressing it into place behind old baseboard back panel. Join covers, as described in step 4. Attach accessories chosen to Revital/Line® Cover, as in step 4. For added support attach brackets with SPX #10 self-drilling screws provided into the old baseboard back panel using an electric drill with a 5/16" Hex Head Bit. (See figure 9)