how to insulate steam pipes - please help

Old 08-23-05, 08:58 AM
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how to insulate steam pipes - please help

Actually, I know how to insulate the steam pipes. I am using a fiberglass product. My question is this - How do I insulate the T's and 45 and 90 degree angle pipes. Can't do it with the fiberglass; it's too stiff. ANy suggestions?
Old 08-23-05, 05:30 PM
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You can mitre cut the fiberglass. For a 90 ell, opposing 45's will give you a nice 90. For a 45, opposing 22.5 cuts do the job. Tee's are a little harder. You have to cut out a hole for the branch. They make metal & plastic fittings to cover the joints. The covers can be riveted together with split rivets. Professionals seal the joints in the fiberglass with a special compound. For a DIY job, foil tape works just fine.

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