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Question: Can pipe insulation go over heat tape!?

Question by Tony: Can pipe insulation go over heat tape!?
I just put on my heat tape and was given foam pipe insulation to cover the pipes! On the package it does not day anything about putting over heat tape etc etc! Is it over if I put it over the heat tape! It is foam pipe insulation

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Answer by Crash
Yes, without question. It is an added insulating layer and increases the efficiency of the heat tape.
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2 Responses to Question: Can pipe insulation go over heat tape!?

  1. daffyduct2006

    Absolutly insulate the heat tape. Only thing you do not want to do is wrap the heat tape over itself.

  2. dtstellwagen

    Yes, you should cover it, as a matter of fact in commercial installation we always insulate any heat traced pipe.

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