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Poor Mans Insulation

ALIGAALIGA Posts: 193Member
started the boiler room insulation with r30 fiberglass and duct tape.



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  • Charlie from wmassCharlie from wmass Posts: 2,966Member ✭✭✭
    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: 193Member
    thank you Charlie

    kraft paper has been removed, replaced with foil tape.
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Posts: 2,845Member ✭✭✭
    Compressed

    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.
    Weil-McLain EG-40 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 Typical operating pressure 0.5 - 1.0 inch wc.

    Steam system pictures updated 1/25/15.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/thetube0a3/Boiler?authkey=Gv1sRgCImUxIqv9436MQ#

    Don't push the envelope, eliminate it.
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,393Member ✭✭✭
    Give me a flippin break.

    Why don't you just use the proper stuff.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com

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

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  • ALIGAALIGA Posts: 193Member
    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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