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Insulation on boiler

acl10 Member Posts: 349
Should I add insulation to my boiler by taking off the blue sheet metal and adding insulation around the boiler. If yes what type?


  • jpf321
    jpf321 Member Posts: 1,568
    i did...

    if you have a look at my "new" system pics, you will see that I fully insulated anything thing I could on the boiler with K-Wool or Kaowool, or Ins-Wool .. whatever you choose to call it .. it's Ceramic Based insulation. It's rated to 2300degF ..

    I figured if I'm making BTUs to get them to my radiators, why do I need them running around in my boiler room. as well, if the theory is sound to insulate the pipes, why not the boiler, I also have a Tankless coil and wanted to keep my water temp up.

    I met with SlantFin today and was upfront about having insulated the boiler, they had no issues with it.

    You may also want to have a look at where I talk about boiler insulation in my Slantie Thread: http://is.gd/hXSB1
    1-pipe Homeowner - Queens, NYC

    NEW: SlantFin Intrepid TR-30 + Tankless + Riello 40-F5 @ 0.85gph | OLD: Fitzgibbons 402 boiler + Beckett "SR" Oil Gun @ 1.75gph

    installed: 0-20oz/si gauge | vaporstat | hour-meter | gortons on all rads | 1pc G#2 + 1pc G#1 on each of 2 mains

    Connected EDR load: 371 sf venting load: 2.95cfm vent capacity: 4.62cfm
    my NEW system pics | my OLD system pics
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