Steam pipe insolation

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Old 07-09-08, 11:18 AM
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Steam pipe insolation

What should I use for steam pipe insulation? Is there something I can get a Lowes or Home Depot?
 
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Steam Pipe Insulation

For steam, I prefer formed fiberglass. You're not likely to find it a a big box store & most plumbing supply houses will have to order it.
 
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Here in PA Home Depot has up to 2.5". Pre-split with the peel and press tape.
 
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When I did my time in the plumbing dept at the orange big box store, we were carrying some sizes of fiberglass insulation.
Not sure if they do any more.

Just DO NOT use the rubber closed cell insulation on steam pipes as they will melt.

Plumbing supply houses should carry some, but depending on the size and quantity, you may need to order it as Grady has mentioned.
 
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Ok, I guess I will have to do some looking around.
 
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Yes here in NJ/NY area, most HD and Lowes carry all sizes of Fiberglass insulation (3 ft long) which you can very easily wrap around the steam pipes. Costs like $4-7 each piece depending on the size of the pipe. You can also cut it if you need to get those smaller loops of heat pipes, using your utility knife.

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What should I use for steam pipe insulation? Is there something I can get a Lowes or Home Depot?
 
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