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Boiler insulation

lenlaw Member Posts: 1
I have an old 1950 boiler, converted from oil to gas along the way. The main floor of my home has radiators, and the basement just gets heat from the pipes. Our basement was getting way too warm, while the upstairs was chilly, so I insulated about 20% of the pipe, which seems to have helped balance things out. However, I still have a problem to resolve in the boiler room, and the bedroom above it. They are both really warm. I've used my laser thermometer and determined that while the body of the boiler hovers around 115 F, the doors of the boiler range from 212 - 350 F, putting out a ton of heat. I'm trying to figure out a good way to trap some of that "lost" heat. I thought maybe I could just drape a ceramic blanket over the front, but looking for any real advice.


  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,579
    Some pictures of the boiler would help.
    67 years is a long life. It might be time to upgrade.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein