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Posted by Ryan on November 21, 2005 at 17:55:29:
In Reply to: Re: Fiberglass Insulation on Steam Pipes/Main Vents? posted by HeatPro on November 16, 2005 at 19:18:48:
Thanks for the helpful information. The flashing is a great idea. I'll probably have to go with duct tape then flashing to make it manageable. I'm sure the duct tape will brittle up and fall to pieces under the flashing in no time though.
After crawling around, I think I may be okay just replacing the existing vents near the ends of the return lines with something that actually works properly. One is just a (broken) standard size radiator vent that will require a bit of replumbing... Haven't tested the other.
: Fiberglass insulation of the type you describe could be used and then wrapped and banded with aluminum flashing.
: Vents to eliminate air from the mains where needed is a benefit. Don't put them right at the end where they can be slammed, though. Put the vents a foot and 1/2 from the ends and up on 8-inch-long pipes if you can, to keep water from slamming them.
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