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Black paper lining wall of radiator
Some of my steam radiators are recessed into my walls and the walls are lined with what looks like black paper. I have noticed over the years that the paper smells and I am worried that it has mold. Is this paper something I can have removed and is that something a plumber would do? is it there for safety or to amplify the heat? My house was built in 1938 and I can bet you that paper was probably installed then so its OLD. any insight would be greatly appreciated!