My last apartment left much to be desired. The power went out frequently, we had lots of cockroaches and the heat was often nonexistent.
When the heat did work, the old radiator would be noisy and keep me awake at night. And as you may be able to infer from the condition of the apartment, I was low on money and could not afford to call in a professional Brooklyn HVAC technician to fix it.
Richard Trethewey, a plumbing and heating expert at This Old House recommends that shims be placed under the legs because the radiator is not pitched properly, causing it to gurgle. The shims will redirect the steam towards the pipe or steam trap to keep it silent.
I only wish I had stumbled upon this tip sooner! View original post