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Baseboard heating pipes burst help
Hello, I live in MN and in December my pipes broke in my apartment. When I was first contacted by the manager of the apartment building I was told that there was a bad ring. I was then later told that my pipe froze and burst, and then later told that it was because I had furniture along the wall. I have never turned my heat below 60 and the rooms have never been cold. I have been reading different articles across the internet and trying to figure out how what they are saying could happen. The building is from around the 60s. The room that it happened has always been a little cooler but never 32 degrees. This is a corner unit and there are baseboards along the 2 exterior walls. My questions are
1. Would it need to be below freezing for the pipes to burst? If so about how long would it need to be that temp for the pipes to freeze and burst?
2. Would furniture along the wall cause pipes to burst? Obviously there are 4 walls, 2 have heaters along them, the other is a closet and the door so that leaves 1 wall to put furniture along otherwise.
3. What is a ring?
4. Would the pipes freeze with hot water going through them? The place where it broke hot water was emptying into the room.