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Apartment WAY Too Hot! Insulate Heating Pipe/Radiator?
I'm subletting a room in a rather small apartment that's heated by vertical pipes that run floor-to ceiling in three of the rooms. As these aren't traditional radiators, there are no valves to shut them off.
When I moved in, only the pipes in the kitchen and my roommate's room emitted heat, and the apartment was a pleasant temperature. Last week, the building's owner replaced the boiler, and now all three are running full strength, and the apartment is 97 degrees! My roommate (who is on the lease--I am not) doesn't want to call the landlord because she's afraid the heat will be shut off again as it was when the boiler was being replaced. But I am going to go crazy if things don't get much cooler in here.
Would insulating the pipe in my room and say the bottom half of the pipe in my kitchen with fiberglass pipe insulation be enough bring the temperature in my apartment down at least below 80? I'm normally too cold, so I like a warm apartment, but this is just too much!