Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 68
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 271 Easy install
Easier to install with a little help from a 2nd person to hold it in place while cutting/taping in place.
July 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jasper Barely Fits around 50 gal water heater
Package says fits up to most 60 gal water heaters. It barely fit around my 50 gal. I have an electronic Whirlpool water heater and it kept messing up due to the cold so that is why I bought this. It does serve the purpose of covering up the digital display and keeping it warm. It actually did not completely fit around my water heater. There is probably a 2-3 inch gap where I had to tape it to the water heater all the way down for it to stay. If I would have stretched it probably would have fit, but if you compress insulation it decreases its R-value which defeats the purpose.
I also must say that the tape that comes with it works extremely well.
December 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by xrayman Product is ok but could be better.
I installed the insulating blanket around a new 40 gal. electric GE water heater and just had enough to reach around the tank. I had no extra material to finish covering the top of the tank.
For the price of the Kit they should include more material.
Tip: For additional insulating value add an 1" block of high density foam under the tank, if an electric water heater.
September 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Roguespeare Skimpy
This product, while useful in containing some heat loss, is not as advertised or pictured.
1. There were no tabs to affix top as indicated
2. 48" depth isn't enough- barely the length to thermo box, leaving a good 12-18" to the bottom of unit
3. 75" width is just enough for my 40 gallon heater. A 400 lb. gorilla may be required to wrap a 60 gallon heater.
4. As a previous reviewer suggested, a mask and gloves should be worn when handling fiberglass
5. It should be noted that the blanket must be wrapped UNDER the copper relief tube for best fit
6. The print on the directions is too small and difficult to read.
7. Directions are printed on the shrink wrap bag containing the blanket. Use care in cutting the bag to avoid obscuring the directions.
8. The tape included is cheap and difficult to manage. Suggest use of white duck tape.
November 1, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NJShorecathy Waste of money
This doe not fit my 50gal tank. It's way too short in height and wrapping around. It's a mess to even bother removing it to return to the store. The outer side of this insulation has a very thin plastic covering which tears easily. The tape is useless. There is no backing on the inner side, it is just bare Fiberglas itchy mess. Don't waste your money.
January 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Statisfied Does not fit stated sizes and messy
Horrendous amount of fiberglass "dust". Much more so than any fiberglass insulation I've installed. After installing this my hands and clothing sparkled like they had been sprinkled with glitter. "Tools" needed should include a respirator. Had measured my water heater so I knew what size I was looking for but this certainly won't fit the advertised size...unless "fit" no longer means completely covers. Too soon to tell how much this will save on the heating bills but adding insulation is never a waste in the long run. Might be better off using left over home insulation (with backing) if you have any.
December 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Berries Nasty, Nasty Fiberglass
This is the nastiest fiberglass I have ever seen or used. If you buy it, here are things I would highly recommend for the installation.
1. a full Tyvex suit with booties and hood
2. high quality respirator
4. a very good shop vac
The fiberglass is very brittle and my clothes, body and hair were covered with short yellow fibers. The floor around the water heater (yes it fit my 40 gal just fine hence a weak 2 stars) had a ring of yellow fibers just like the pine needles around an old Christmas tree. The fiberglass was "matted" in spots. A highlight, the tape seems to work well but it's only been a day. I hope it insulates but it is scary to work with.
December 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Roguespeare It'll do
Width & length is barely enough for my 40 gal heater. If you're going to cover even part of the top, you won't be able to cover the entire length as well. Directions say there are tabs on one end to attach the top portion. There were none. Also, should tell the installer to wear gloves and eyewear (fiberglass). MAKE SURE YOU USE THE TAPE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE! Duck tape does not hold very well.
November 22, 2011