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Riser Venting damaging ceiling
Hi - I live in the upper floor apartment of a Brooklyn walk-up. We have a steam system that on the whole works well. ( there are other issues, but I will post those later :) )
The riser in my bathroom extends to below the ceiling where it is topped with a spaceship looking valve ( sorry dont know the names - new to this ).
Over time the venting has slowly eroded the paint work and generally damaged the ceiling painting.
see the attached pictures.
What can i do to stop this ongoing damage? Replace the valve? Have a cover? Cap the riser?
Is this normal behavior? Does this mean the boiler is pushing too much?
Thanks for your advice in advance!