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Re: [Shop-talk] Replacing Asbestos Insulation

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Replacing Asbestos Insulation
From: Jim Franklin <>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 20:59:39 -0500
On Dec 16, 2007, at 8:42 PM, JAMES STONE wrote:

> I live in a 100 year old house that has hot water radiator heat.   
> The pipes
> were originally insulated with asbestos, but this was removed by a  
> previous
> owner.  The basement is pretty cold and I would like to re-insulate  
> the hot
> water pipes, most of which are 2 1/2".  Lowes and Home Depot don't  
> carry
> pre-formed pipe insulation this large, and wrapping them  
> individually with
> pipe wrap would be time consuming and expensive.  Does anyone know  
> if there is
> a readily available source for foam insulation this large, or an  
> inexpensive
> alternative?

You can order the large size fiberglass from a heating supply store,  
but it isn't cheap. As for alternatives, we came up with a few last  
night at a party. Best was the corrgated cardboard with facing on  
only one side, the kind that rolls up easily. Not that we didn't try  
very hard :-)

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