Friday, December 14, 2007

Guess I need a bigger stocking

The pipe insulation for the basement arrived a couple of days ago. I didn't expect it so soon -- looks like I have another item for my weekend to do list. Here's hoping this helps cut down the gas bill a bit.

Here's the sample piece I ordered a few weeks ago:

This is good stuff. The pipe is around 200 degrees, but you can barely feel warmth on the outside of the insulation. I'm slightly concerned that the basement will be a little chilly once we've covered all the pipes, but we rarely go down there anyway except to do laundry. Perhaps in the future we'll look into getting the basement fireplace operational again.

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