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Poor Mans Insulation

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




  • Charlie from wmassCharlie from wmass Member Posts: 3,797
    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 Member Posts: 194
    thank you Charlie

    kraft paper has been removed, replaced with foil tape.
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 6,737

    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.
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Member Posts: 2,518
    Give me a flippin break.

    Why don't you just use the proper stuff.

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  • ALIGAALIGA Member Posts: 194
    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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