06:24AM | 01/13/02
Member Since: 01/12/02
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I have a warm air duct running through a cold room (for storing food etc) in my basement. I plan to insulate the interior walls of the cold room to prevent heat loss from the basement. Can I use fibreglass pink to insulate the warm air duct? Should I leave a space between the insulation and the duct or can I place it right next to the duct work?

Jay J

02:18PM | 01/13/02
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi cabennet,

You can buy 1/2" insulation wrap at the home center that's specifically used to insulate ducts. You wrap the ducts in a liccorice (sp) type-of-manner as you do the install. Then, you can duct-tape the 'ends'. Just be sure the tape goes ALL the way around the duct. Oh, use the Silver Tape; NOT the standard grey duct tape. The HVAC dept. has it.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless AMerica!

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