that's exactly my point! water is flowing thru that pipe and down to the baseboard. there's no insulation so, in the winter, the wall is warm until you go past the point where the baseboard ends and then it is frozen cold. Add to that, the fact we never have snow building up on the west wall of our walkout basement, actually, it melts because we have (you guessed it) baseboards all along that wall. I just know that with all of this stone heating in the winter, it must be driving up my gas bill.
Originally Posted by biggles
boy that is raw......how's that wall in the winter with the wind blowing?the hot water is being delivered at 150F-170F from the boiler and anything metal,stone,air on that baseboard or piping will pull on that temp to make a room temp at eay 70F on the stat.if you could loosen the baseboard(get it away from that wall even a 1/2") and slip a sheet of foil backed styrafome that would bounce the heat more towards the space.is there insulation on any visable piping supply or return there?