To get email notification when someone adds to a thread you're following, click on the star in the thread's header and it will turn yellow; click again to turn it off. To edit your profile, click on the gear.
The Wall has a powerful search engine that will go all the way back to 2002. Use "quotation marks" around multiple-word searches. RIGHT-CLICK on the results and choose Open Link In New Window so you'll be able to get back to your results. Happy searching!
In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
PVC elbows for pipe insulation necessary?
I now have bare piping after the removal of the asbestos pipe insulation. I am in the process of measuring and ordering the 1" fiberglass pipe insulation. I have a number of elbows throughout the basement, and in lieu of purchasing the PVC connectors for elbows and such, I thought that I could purchase regular insulation, wrap theses connections with it, and duct tape over the top of it (I found white duct tape so it least will look a bit more neat and clean). I had done this prior with roll 1" insulation where the asbestos covering had fallen or had been removed.
Anyway, I called the supplier to find out what lengths the pipe insulation were so I could plan accordingly. I flew the idea of how I was going to do the elbows and joints, and he was a bit skeptical.
I will likely save a boatload doing it how I originally planned, and I am quite meticulous when it comes to things like this. Add in the fact that the majority of my basement has a dropped ceiling, and aesthetics are pretty much immaterial.
I am sure I will get opinions both ways, and I sure the PVC fittings are much nicer looking, but it is totally necessary to do it as such?
Last question - Any thoughts on going over pipe unions? There was solid asbestos covering on them prior to its removal.
Thanks for any help.