So as you know, I added insulation to the boiler pipes running through my entire downstairs area. Previously I had 1/2" insulation on about half of the 4" pipe running through the basement. Basically the bedroom was taken care of but not the living area. The insulation that I added however, was 1" insulation and extended out into the living area as well and I even had a few extra pieces that I used to cover pipes in the boiler room.
The average temperature in my basement dropped from 78 degrees to about 71. Awesome. I can even use the fireplace again! However, yesterday I received a call from a neighbor who was having trouble with her radiator spitting out water through the steam release valve. This was on the heels of the neighbor directly below her also calling me with a similar problem. No, I'm not a plumber and I don't fix these things, but they were panicking so they called me. I directed them to the right resource and the problem is fixed. However, I didn't off that it might have been my insulation that caused the problem!!
Think about it, the water going through my unit is much warmer now as it didn't release the heat into my basement. The hotter water and steam then make their way up to the radiators on the other side of the building, which have, until recently, received decidedly cooler water. Doh! I feel a little bad about it. Should I?
If you ever watched Fantasy Island, like I did religiously, or if you became familiar with "...rich Corinthian leather...", then you'll be saddened by this story.
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