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Hot water cylinder Jacket Filling

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Katy G, 17 Jun 2021.

  1. Katy G

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    Hi the jacket on our hot water cylinder has split and I am concerned about the filling. Is this fibreglass? Thank you
     

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    Yes, it'll be fibreglass
     
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    Or maybe asbestos!!!

    Nah, it's just harmless fibreglass :confused:
     
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  5. Bosswhite

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    A roll of Duct tape or similar will repair it .
     
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    same stuff as loft insulation
     
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    Does wonders for your throat :mad:
     
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    yeah and don't wear short sleeves or shorts, otherwise it's the uber-itch
     
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    exactly the same as Rockwool insulation, makes you itch and some come out with blisters, but its not asbestos, personally I detest the stuff
     
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    I don't like it either, but it's not as bad as it was. I used glassfibre insulation in about 1980 and it was horrible, raw arms, itchy eyes etc, but it worked well in warming my middle son's bedroom. Stuff I've used recently is like cotton wool by comparison.
     
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