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Fire Hazard?

dennis8 Member Posts: 15
Just insulated my steam pipes.  I insulated the first riser that comes out of the boiler.  The insulation is about 4 inched from the top of the boiler.  I know that the fiberglass is fireproof but what about the foil backed paper?  I looked at diagrams of my boiler and it appears that the open flame is on the very bottom and then there is a large cast iron block that the riser comes out of.  I am thinking that I am in the clear as far as a fire hazard.  Any thought would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.



  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,025
    You should be fine

    there's plenty of separation between the flame and the insulation. 
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • dennis8
    dennis8 Member Posts: 15

    Hi Steamhead,

    Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated!!

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