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Rated 5 out of 5Â by HoneyDo99 Good Stuff
I love this stuff. I have 2 shops ( metal and wood) in outside buildings. I used this insulation because it both insulates, and reflects light / heat. The result is a well lit shop, that stays warm with just a small space heater. I wish it cost a little less, but I still think it's a good value. Be sure to get the Reflectix silver tape to seal the joints, or any holes.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by fender Great for homebrewers doing BIAB
I wrap my kettle with reflectix during the mash and it really helps maintain the mash temperature. I lose about 1 F during the summer and 2 F during the winter.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by catz A versatile product
We recently purchased and assembled a wood hot tub. It is located outside and exposed to our harsh midwestern winter where the temperatures often dip below zero for extended periods. I knew that the system had freeze protection but wanted to ensure that I would not be up nights worrying about frozen pipes. I looked into the foam type pipe insulation but found it difficult to work with and it was rather expensive for the size I needed. I thought that there had to be other options - something that would come in shorter lengths, was more flexible than the typical 5/8" thick foam pipe insulation and was easy to configure around the various pipe fittings.
For awhile now I had been thinking of using Reflectix to insulate my workshop. It occured to me that this product might work well to insulate the hot tub piping so I ordered one 25' roll. It arrived late one day with the outside temps hovering around zero and I could not wait to try it out. Cutting it in short lengths, I used duct tape (which had to be warmed up in order to get it to stick) to fasten the short lengths to the pvc and then wrapping the insulation around the pipe securing the insulation with another piece of duct tape. The pvc fittings were just as easy cutting shorter lengths of insulation, turning them 90 degrees and then some more duct tape.
The next morning the outside temperature was ten below but poking my fingers under the insulation on the pipes showed that the Reflectix worked perfect as I could feel that the pipes were very warm, warmer than without the insulation. An additional benefit is that the water looses little of the heat when it runs from the heater to the tub.
This is a great product that could have a multitude of uses.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by solardan Great Product
Great product and does what it claims and worth the money.
One word of advise. Use staples equal to or LONGER than 1/2" if stapling to wood. Use regular staples and not the round ones either. The reason is that if you use a shorter staple, it will decrease the space gap underneath in the bubble stuff in the middle thus reducing it's effectiveness.
I could actually feel the difference in heat behind a piece of plywood where I had used shorter staples. Luckily this product is very forgiving and I pulled out the shorter staples and used longer ones.
Just wish this came in a wider format too.
May 5, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Narf Easy to work with.
I used this product to insulate a 30 gal. plastic bin that I turned into a shelter for feral/stray cats. Using this product was much easier that other methods for building homemade insulated shelters. The project was completed in one night. Since the temperature dropped below freezing the last couple of nights, the stray cats took to their new home immediately. My only disappointment was
that I had to order it from another state because none of my local Home Depots carried it.
November 13, 2013