(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Armacell Armaflex + Pex + Joist = ?

  1. #1
    DIY Senior Member OldPete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    186

    Default Armacell Armaflex + Pex + Joist = ?

    So you've done a nice neat PEX job. And, like a good plumber would, you want to protect and insulate with the best... Armaflex from Armacell... now -- you come up to a run that is talon clipped to a joist. No way to get the Armaflex around the pipe. But you STILL would like to protect it.

    What do you do?

  2. #2
    DIY Senior Member OldPete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    186

    Default

    Thought I'd bump this up for review.

  3. #3
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,633

    Default pex

    Protect it from what? The Talon is protecting it from damage, the Armorflex is for insulation, so you cut it out a bit to fit around the anchor, unless you want to get anchors that fit around the Armorflex.

  4. #4
    DIY Senior Member OldPete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    186

    Default

    The talon is holding the tube up against the joist -- you can't get the Armaflex around the tube because the joist is in the way...

    What do folks do?

  5. #5
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,633

    Default insulate

    Insulate up to it, and around it. Although, if the pipe is straight, you must be deflecting it at the other joists in order to snap the insulation around it.

  6. #6

    Default Solution

    Me personally, I plan ahead. If I'm planning on insulating, instead of using tube talons, I cut 6" pieces of insulation, and use appropriately sized galvanized 2 hole straps around the pieces of insulation. Then when I come back to insulate after inspection, I can just insulate up to the 6" pieces, works great, and actually fast.

  7. #7
    DIY Senior Member OldPete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    186

    Default

    Thanks for the tip!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •