Are there foam insulation tubes that melt onto the copper pipes? I do not want this to happen. I have a boiler with several feet of exposed 3/4" tubing in the basement and am trying to find the best way to do it.
Thanks for any replies!
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I've insulated my boiler lines with the grey foam insulating tubes from Home Depot. (1/2", 3'4", and 1" lines.) They've been there, unmelted, for nearly 15 years. The temp of those lines never gets above 180, even those coming right out of the boiler.
I'm not saying that insulating is a bad thing and in some locals it is the code. But the truth of the matter is that in an average basement, when you run the numbers, insulating the pipes would take a few hundred years to pay itself back.
If there is ever a fire in the house the foam insulation will produce toxic smoke when burned. Fiberglass insulation will not burn.