How to Insulate the Water Pipes DIY

First, you should remove the dirt or grease from following pipes by rag or any cleanser. Before installing insulation dry the pipe. Choose the insulation and cover it with the whole pipe. While wrapping start it from around the corners bends it by the duct tape.

Tubular-Sleeve insulation and taking special steps:

You may also select tubular-sleeve insulation because of having different sizes and easy to install. Cut out the sleeve at length then wrap it throughout the pipe. If you face problem such as more than one sleeve is needed to wrap this pipe then be sure to duct that tape where the pipes meet. When you have to insulate this throughout the corners, T-joints just cut the slits, or you can make miter angles if it is necessary. Then you should secure these areas with the duct tape.

Cut and attach insulator in water heater:

First you have to cut three 2’’ wide stripes of insulator reflective product of the water heater. Then attach the stripes top, bottom and middle of the water heater. Now cut the following insulator at a width but it should be equal at the height of the water. Then cut the length of the product equal of the outside of the heater.

Need to be fashioned:

If this heater is taller than 48’’ product of a section need to be fashioned for making up the shortage. The seam among the 48’’ sheet and the ‘’extension’’ must be taped on both sides. After all wrap the insulator around the whole water heater and tape the vertical seam with foil tape of this insulator. Finally cut the product away from lower access panel cover. Things you do should look beautiful. Otherwise, home improvement techniques will lose its purposes.

Precautionary measures:

Anyone should not use product on top of gas water heaters. Check and recheck to ensure heater is wired to meet up the local codes. Gas water heater should not be installed under the bottom of the water heater tank. When one would install it on bright shiny days it is best use sunglass.

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