Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

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Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by Jumpingjohnney » April 22nd, 2018, 9:06 pm

Anyone have any tips or tricks for getting the insulation inside the tubing?



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Re: Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by Elmacho » April 22nd, 2018, 9:08 pm

Well you can cut it slightly smaller than 1.5” like 1.45” and it slides in pretty good. Or you can use a dowel and push small pieces into the tube and as soon as you feel it push back on the dowel stop pushing so that you don’t waste insulation by over filling the tubes.


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Re: Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by Big T » April 22nd, 2018, 10:28 pm

I remember a post a while back where a guy cut a piece of vinyl siding down to about an inch wide and twice as long as the piece of tubing. He cut the strip of insulation to the correct length and width, folded the vinyl in half length ways, put the insulation in between the vinyl and then slid the vinyl inside the tubing. He said it worked very well. I wish I could remember which thread it was in because he had some pictures that would explain it better.


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Re: Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by Heatermeter builder » April 23rd, 2018, 12:16 am

I just bought a bag of Roxul at home Depot for the tubing. It's much cheaper then using the Roxul board insulation and less time consuming.


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Re: Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by Cole » April 23rd, 2018, 5:10 am

Pretty easy to do, I cut the 1 1/2 sheets in strips and pushed the insulation in with a piece of tubing, make sure you wear gloves.



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Re: Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by pr0wlunwoof » April 23rd, 2018, 6:51 am

Ditto on gloves. Cut strips and push in.

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Re: Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by Texasbowhunter » April 23rd, 2018, 8:56 am

Check out my post on mini build
There I describe the method I used...
Big T described it very well



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Re: Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by Jumpingjohnney » April 23rd, 2018, 10:00 am

Just checked it out. Someone else mentioned that thread. Thanks for clarifying. Brilliant!!!!! The pictures are what I needed to see.
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Re: Tips on getting insulation in the tubing!!

Post by Jumpingjohnney » April 24th, 2018, 9:48 am

Texasbowhunter wrote:Check out my post on mini build
There I describe the method I used...
Big T described it very well
Dint have any vinyl siding, since I’m in the Flooring industry I used a 1.5” pc of vinyl transition, lol and it worked like a charm. Thanks!!! Onto the welding.



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