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Tubolit Pipe Insulation

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Polyethylene Pipe Insulation can be used in residential and commercial plumbing systems to insulate hot water, non-steam pipes to help reduce heat loss, prevent freezing, stop sweating, and save energy costs. Insulating hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature two to four degrees F. Closed-cell polyethylene pipe insulation provides resistance to water and water vapor, and is energy efficient and flexible. It can also reduce waiting times for hot water when a faucet or showerhead is turned on, therefore conserving heating energy as well as water.

Features:

* 100 percent pre-slit; easy to install

* Operating temperature range: 160°F to 200°F

* Complies with ASTM E84 1" 25/50 and UL 181 §11.0 & §16.0

Sizes available:

* 5/8" inside diameter x 1/2" wall x 36" length (for 1/2" pipe)

* 7/8" inside diameter x 1/2" wall x 36" length (for 3/4" pipe)

From USDOE for residential projects:

Insulating hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature two degrees F to four degrees F hotter than uninsulated pipes can deliver, allowing for a lower water temperature setting. You also won't have to wait as long for hot water when you turn on a faucet or showerhead, which helps conserve water.

Insulate all accessible hot water pipes, especially within three feet of the water heater. It's also a good idea to insulate the cold water inlet pipes for the first three feet.

Use quality pipe insulation wrap, or neatly tape strips of fiberglass insulation around the pipes. Pipe sleeves made with polyethylene or neoprene foam are the most commonly used insulation. Match the pipe sleeve's inside diameter to the pipe's outside diameter for a snug fit. Place the pipe sleeve so the seam will be face down on the pipe. Tape, wire, or clamp (with a cable tie ) it every foot or two to secure it to the pipe. If you use tape, some recommend using acrylic tape instead of duct tape.

On gas water heaters, keep insulation at least six inches from the flue. If pipes are within eight inches of the flue, your safest choice is to use fiberglass pipe-wrap (at least one-inch thick) without a facing. You can use either wire or aluminum foil tape to secure it to the pipe.

 

Tubolit Pipe Insulation

Polyethylene Pipe Insulation is used to insulate hot water, non-steam pipes to help reduce heat loss, prevent freezing, stop sweating, and save energy dollars. Insulating hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature two to four degrees F. An added benefit is that there's less waiting time for hot water when a faucet or showerhead is turned on, and therefore it conserves water and heating energy. Closed-cell polyethylene pipe insulation provides resistance to water and water vapor, and is energy efficient, flexible, and ready to install. ©2011 Armacell / Tubolit