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A: This product is our pre-slit foam pipe insulation. You will separate the tube along the perforation to install on the pipe. To properly seal the tube once installed, you will want to use an adhesive, such as our Armacell 520 BLV adhesive available at The Home Depot.
A: I’m not sure what you mean by plastic separated. I now there’s a plastic strip that on each side you remove for it to stick together when installing the foam around the pipe.
A: If you are referring to the plastic film running down the length of the foam then it is really your preference but to utilize the glue to seal foam then yes remove it. Otherwise you can use tape to hold the foam together. There are times I use both!
A: on the hot water piping , I did so it would not melt and then stick.
A: Without additional protection this product can deteriorate in an outdoor environment. You will need a paintable WB finish or other protective jacketing to prevent damage to the insulation and comply with insulation protection sections of the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1. We also recommend using our AP Armaflex rubber insulation for outdoor applications. The correlating THD product # to the item you selected is 420504.
A: Thank you for inquiry to Armacell. The insulation will provide freeze protection but not necessarily freeze prevention. There are several variables to consider when determining if the insulation will provide freeze protection. What is the ambient temperature, how long is the temperature below freezing, what is the temperature of the fluid in the pipe? We have a calculator to address this? Please contact me with the information and I will be glad to calculate the protection provided with the one-inch thickness insulation at email@example.com. Are you able to install heat trace on the pipe?
A: I used this to cover pvc pipe around pool pump equipment