CLOSED-CELL PIPE INSULATION

   BLACK OR WHITE

 

    Pipes need insulation too. Not just for thermal purposes, (even though that’s important, too), but especially for sound  control.
This pipe insulation is the biggest, heaviest and the best thermal/sound insulator we could find and deserves to be installed in the walls/floor/ceiling before closing them up.
Tubes  Per Carton NOMINAL 1″ WALL   Use any of these P/N’s to order. Copper Tube OD Iron/PVC Pipe OD Price per Ft. Price per tube  length (6′) Color- Price is  for black-add 15% for white
20 445-108-06 6-5/8 – 1 5/8″ 3/8″ $2.08 $12.48 Black or White
15 445-126-06 6-3/4 – 1 ¾”   $2.35 $14.10 Black or White
15 445-146-06 6-7/8 – 1 7/8″ ½” $2.55 $15.30 Black or White
12 445-136-06 6-3/4 IPS – 1 - ¾” $3.12 $18.72 Black or White
12 445-186-06 6-1-1/8 – 1 1-1/8″ - $3.13 $18.78 Black or White
10 445-166-06 6-1 IPS – 1 - 1″ $3.64 $21.84 Black or White
8 445-226-06 6-1-3/8 – 1 1-3/8″ - $3.65 $21.90 Black or White
7 445-266-06 6-1-5/8 – 1 1-5/8″ 1-1/4″ $4.11 $24.66 Black or White
7 445-246-06 6-1-1/2 IPS – 1 - 1-1/2″ $4.78 $28.68 Black or White
6 445-306-06 6-2-1/8 – 1 2-1/8″ - $5.07 $30.42 Black or White
6 445-286-06 6-2 IPS – 1 - 2″ $6.38 $38.28 Black or White
6 445-346-06 6-2-5/8 – 1 2-5/8″ - $7.22 $43.32 Black or White
5 445-326-06 6-2-1/2 IPS – 1 - 2-1/2″ $8.33 $49.98 Black or White
5 445-386-06 6-3-1/8 – 1 3-1/8″ - $8.75 $52.50 Black or White
4 445-366-06 6-3IPS – 1 - 3″ $9.25 $55.50 Black or White
4 445-426-06 6-3-5/8 – 1 3-5/8″ - $9.56 $57.36 Black or White
3 445-466-06 6-4-1/8 – 1 4-1/8″ 3-1/2″ $11.28 $67.68 Black or White
3 445-446-06 6-4IPS – 1 - 4″ $12.16 $72.96 Black Only
2 445-496-06 6-5IPS – 1 - 5″ $14.21 $85.26 Black Only
2 445-606-06 6-6IPS – 1 - 6″ $16.34 $98.04 Black Only

Note the different sizes listed in the chart for Copper vs Iron/PVC.  Measure your pipe carefully to be sure you get the right size for your kind of pipe.  The size may be printed right on it.  Pipe insulation should fit snugly around the pipe.  If you should get the wrong size, oversize, cut a strip out of it lengthways to reduce the  inside diameter.  Don’t overlap!  If you have some that’s too small for your pipe, you can order some 1″ thick “Super Soundproofing” Absorbent Foam and fit strips of it into the pipe insulation to widen it.

When joining pipe insulation together, apply a light coating of contact cement to the edges and allow to dry, then apply a tack coat and press edges together to join.  Cover the pipe with glue to provide an intimate contact to the pipe insulation to improve damping effect of the noise vibration in the pipe.

Pipe insulation comes in 6′ lengths and is to be slit lengthways for easy installation.  It’s best to apply the material to the pipe with adhesive, as well as sealing the slit with adhesive, long-ways.  (A sharp razor knife or electric turkey carving knife may be used).   The entire pipe must be glued and covered!  No gaps or crevices.

Now, After covering all your pipe, in walls or ceilings, for vertical runs of pipe, line the inside if the wall cavity the pipe is in with “Super Soundproofing” Foam, the thicker the better. 1/2″ is nominal. Cover the whole inside of the panel, front and back, including the stud facings.  For horizontal runs, do the same, additionally make sure the pipe has clearance through the holes in the studs and is not touching.  Sometimes removing/repositioning the clamps holding the pipe will help.  Push soundproofing mat into these clearances.  If there is too little clearance try to widen the gap somehow.  (Saw, chisel, drill away, etc).  The pipe must have clearance or it will transmit sound vibration into the studding, which in turn  will re-radiate it.

When installing new pipe, if you have a choice, cast iron pipe is superior to PVC pipe for noise control, but should still be covered with pipe insulation.

This insulation will not support a flame, has no odor, nor will it absorb moisture, cause rot or mildew, etc

Note: The Black Pipe insulation listed above is 1″ thick and may be ordered right here.  It is available from stock at our San Marcos store.  Other thicknesses are available, as well as the white color pipe insulation, but on special order. (2-3 weeks). 

You can get the white “Pipe Lag”, (our version)  from us immediately.   Check with us for details.  760 752 3030  

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