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Old 04-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Removing old fiberglass insulation around my pipes


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Since there have been sort of health issues regarding removal of old fiberglass insulation.What is the best way to remove it? Should i get a professional to do it?

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Fiberglass or asbestus? If fiberglass than wear a respirator

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Wear a respirator and some gloves. Put the stuff into some heavy contractor type garbage bags and tie them shut. You will be fine. Paying somebody to do this will cost you big $. Reinsulate with the proper insulation for the type of pipe.
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Wear a respirator and some gloves. Put the stuff into some heavy contractor type garbage bags and tie them shut. You will be fine. Paying somebody to do this will cost you big $. Reinsulate with the proper insulation for the type of pipe.
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when you say use the proper insulation, which one do you suggest?

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They make pipe wraps.

Just figure out what size the pipe and there are different options.
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Thank you!

when you say use the proper insulation, which one do you suggest?

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It depends on what you are insulating. Domestic water lnes can use foam, heating should use preformed fiberglass. Refrigeration lines should use Armaflex.
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They make pipe wraps.

Just figure out what size the pipe and there are different options.
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It depends on what you are insulating. Domestic water lnes can use foam, heating should use preformed fiberglass. Refrigeration lines should use Armaflex.
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heating should use preformed fiberglass. .
I assume you are talking about heating ducts. Is there really such a thing as preformed fiberglass for that?

I know there are fiberglass wraps like these
http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...ProductDisplay

http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...ProductDisplay

You use this kind of tape to secure the plastic covering

http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Materials-Heating-Venting-Cooling-Ducts-Duct-Tape/h_d1/N-5yc1vZariy/R-100575721/h_d2/ProductDisplay


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