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insulated pipes on slant fin baseboard

GRK Member Posts: 1
I recently bought a house with slant fin baseboard heat. In one of the rooms I am renovating, the previous owner started to put foam insulation on the copper pipes in the actual baseboard unit. The back of the unit is not screwed to the wall and the fins and corners are not installed. I assume they couldn't finish because it wouldn't fit with the insulation on it. Were they trying to regulate the heat in the room? Is it possible to regulate it another way if I remove the insulation? It is zoned heat, but it shares the zone with two other rooms and a bathroom. This room has three walls with heat, the others have one wall.

TIA for any help.


  • bob_46
    bob_46 Member Posts: 813

    The bare pipe does not contribute much heat to the output of the baseboard. Normally you control out put with the damper. If you wan,t to reduce output with out damaging the baseboard and in a manner easy to reverse or adjust wrap the fins with aluminum foil.
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