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Poor Mans Insulation

ALIGAALIGA Posts: 194Member
started the boiler room insulation with r30 fiberglass and duct tape.


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  • Charlie from wmassCharlie from wmass Posts: 3,331Member ✭✭✭
    Please note

    The Kraft paper on that is not fire rated and poses a risk of spreading fire. Also note compressed insulation has very low R rating.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • ALIGAALIGA Posts: 194Member
    thank you Charlie

    kraft paper has been removed, replaced with foil tape.
  • ChrisJChrisJ Posts: 4,355Member ✭✭✭✭

    But do you still have R30 compressed down to something like R5?

    In order for R30 to be R30 it must be its full expanded thickness.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.15 - 0.43 oz measured with Magnehelic. High pressure limit set to 4.6oz. Weil-McLain EG-40 with barometric damper connected to 392sqft of radiation via two 2" risers into a 3" drop header and 2" equalizer. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment

    Steam system pictures updated 1/25/15.
  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,421Member ✭✭✭
    Give me a flippin break.

    Why don't you just use the proper stuff.

    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • ALIGAALIGA Posts: 194Member
    What's wrong

    I have read people doing the same on the forums. Plus I had extra batting laying around.

    It is a pain to wrap. I have about 40 feet if mains to cover, I will go ahead and order the pipe insulation in 1 inch.
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