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dirt on wall from baseboard

Uni R_3
Uni R_3 Member Posts: 299
Even the host gets bad cookies. ;-)


  • Bob C._2
    Bob C._2 Member Posts: 33
    dirt on wall from baseboard

    can anyone tell me- what would cause streaks on wall above
    copper fin tube baseboard about 6 inches -12 inches above
    baseboard how do you get rid of-how can you clean?
  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    I would guess

    that it is dirt carried there by the low velocity convection air currents produced by the baseboard when it's hot. It should wash off. Extra vacumming around the house might help, or a portable room air filter. Remove the dirt at it's source. Good luck. WW

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  • That`s been discussed

    many times here, but I can`t figure-out how to use the search to find the postings. What WW says is right, and it has something to do with the vapor-barrier(if any), allowing this air to permeate through to the outside, and the dust sticks to the wall along the way.

  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    Here is the link


    on nghosting and ghost busting :)

    Here's a terrific article on this subject from "Home Energy" magazine. This should answer all your questions. Here's the link: http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/98/980109.html

    Thanks for all that you do for us.

    Dan Holohan

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  • airflo mech
    airflo mech Member Posts: 11
    marks on walls

    candles.........do you burn candles in your home?
  • Cher
    Cher Member Posts: 1
    Black Soot on Walls

    What would cause black soot to adhere to plastic windows, doors, woodwork & walls? We have baseboard hot water system. One company said it was from people burning candles but this is not the case. Thanks
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