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Old 08-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Whats the Best Pipe Insulation?


I have all my walls open and plan to insulate my radiator and hot water pipes before drywalling.

What's the best option for insulating these pipes?

I have seen fiberglass, polypropylene, and rubber (much more expensive).

Is the rubber option worth the added 4.5x cost?

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Old 08-03-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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Whats the Best Pipe Insulation?


I like polyethylene foam, comes in 10 foot long lengths, sized for 1/2 inch up to 2 inch diameter pipe, inexpensive, available at any big box store. I have never seen rubber insulation for hot water pipe. I don't think I have ever seen polypropylene insulation for pipes either. I don't care for fiberglass, it itches, and does not slip on like preslit polyethylene.

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
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Whats the Best Pipe Insulation?


Home depot sells rubber pipe insulation in 6 ft sections. It feels like it will do a far better job than the polyethylene (sorry I said polypropylene by mistake) it does cost about $1 per foot but feels like it will hold all the heat in.
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