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.