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    Adrian Coles

    Hi – I will hopefully be moving shortly to a 1960s house that will inevitably require some improvements. I was wondering if anyone had any data/insight on pipe lagging, and which types were best.

    As an example at a major DIY catalogue (rhymes with dew-bricks) there are:

    economy polyethylene foam – 13mm thick
    premium poly foam – 25mm think
    spiral wrap foil – claims to be equiv to 33mm polystyrene

    My thinking was to use one of the foam types and then wrap in the foil wrap. Is this a viable method or do the foils have to be next to the pipe to reflect the radiant energy straight back.

    Are there any other interesting methods/products that people have used? (e.g. is it worth using any spare bubble wrap from packaging to increase lagging of pipes outside the foam products?)

    Thanks in advance,


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