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GaryC
3rd June 2000, 07:06
Am having a downpipe fitted in a week of two, is it worth lagging it before fitting? and if so, is it straight forward to do for a DIY incompetant? http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

Anders
3rd June 2000, 07:48
You could consider having it ceramic coated, both BRDevelopments and Firefox technologies offer this service. http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

pat
4th June 2000, 00:45
Lagging a downpipe is a simple DIY operation which can be done in a very short space of time, but to get the best results it pays to spend a little time on it :)

The material is a glass-wool derivative, so pretty heat resistant. You'll be able to buy it in rolls 1" or 2" wide, and anything from 5m to about 50ft long. Should cost no more than about 30 quid to do a downpipe. Just wrap it round the pipe nice and tight with a little bit of overlap. Sometimes the 1" stuff is easier to work with, especially on sharp bends. Once it's done, use a stainless steel wire to "tie" it in place so it doesn't come off :) Optionally, you can spray it with tat spray they sell with the lagging, should stop it from moving!

Cheers,

Pat.