paper between the cast iron baseboard and wall

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by lmei007, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. lmei007

    lmei007 Member

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    What is the purpose of above paper? any replacement/better way?
  2. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

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    It was probably put there during construction to keep the painters from dripping on it.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It is probably a "silver" paper and was put there to act as a radiant barrier, and since it lapped over the top with a 1/4 round trim, it also was a dust barrier.
  4. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh... those are baseboard radiators... That makes sense. I was wondering somebody would have put in cast iron baseboards... I suspected it was just a decor thing.
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