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AC tube insulation

Posted by dland2000 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 19:17

The tubular insulation on a pipe going from my outside AC unit into my house is corroded and falling off and needs to be replaced. I went to Home Depot and got some polyethylene tube insulation. However, I'm not really sure if this is the right stuff. They also had a foam rubber version, which was slightly more expensive.

Does it matter which of these I use or is there a better alternative?

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RE: AC tube insulation

none of these are the right insulation. They are used for
indoor pipe wrap. They have no UV protection. They will work
for about one year then replace it again. You need armaflex.

RE: AC tube insulation

What if I slather it in spf 50 sunblock?

Kidding. Thanks, I'll look into the armaflex.

RE: AC tube insulation

LOL..armaflex will be cheaper in the long run...

RE: AC tube insulation

Make sure you get split insulation also.

The un-split stuff is for new work that can easily be slid on.

Split is for rework.

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