Installing a removable insulation blanket on household pipes may seem like a complicated task, but it’s actually quite simple. In this video, a presenter shows how to do it step by step. He uses blankets for the pipes and covers for the fittings to produce a complete system.
The first piece of guidance given is to wear a mask. Even though you might think otherwise, fiberglass insulation blankets produce particles that are dangerous to inhale. Gloves, goggles, and a protective suit are also necessary, and come standard in a pipe insulation installation kit.
Getting the correct size of insulation requires measuring the width of the pipe. Insulation blankets can be cut to the appropriate length, but there’s no quick fix to having the wrong width. The presenter goes through the process of cutting and installing the straight pipe pieces before moving on to the fittings, which are a little less straightforward, but still can be accomplished easily if you know what you’re doing.
The steps in this video are clear. It’s something you’ll want to refer back to each time you are replacing the insulation blankets on the piping in your household.