Heater Tube Insulation

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Heater Tube Insulation

Post by 8 8US » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:44 am

What have people used to insulate the heater tube?

The kit from Schofields is £110 plus ties

https://www.alanhschofield.com/ourparts ... 55900.html

Looking at something like this:-

https://www.toolstation.com/ybs-general ... ion/p16779

Secured with cable ties, any better ideas?

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Post by clymoj » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:20 am

I used the latter last time. The R value is pretty low and I can’t say I noticed much difference but I only wrapped it once round I think you might get better results wrapping it multiple times.

Also my bus has stale air heat exchangers which aren’t quite as forceful as later ones.


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Post by 8 8US » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:28 am

Thanks Jonny, as it is 600mm wide I should get it to wrap almost 3 times so will give that a go.
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Post by 58splitty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:01 am

I used this for 4 years, then wrapped it in exhaust wrap later on
https://www.screwfix.com/p/ybs-superqui ... -10m/68120
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Post by 58splitty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:02 am

I used this for 4 years, then wrapped it in exhaust wrap later on
https://www.screwfix.com/p/ybs-superqui ... -10m/68120
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Post by 8 8US » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:45 am

Thanks for that, will take a look.
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Post by DOUGAL » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:51 pm

Make sure you tape up the ends properly as it will trap water nicely.
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Post by flatbeat » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:48 pm

DOUGAL wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Make sure you tape up the ends properly as it will trap water nicely.
That’s one advantage with the stock wrap ala Schofields....it breaths and doesn’t trap water. It’s what I used in the end and it is excellent....imho :wink:
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Post by Who.Me? » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:23 pm

If it's for your single cab, I wouldn't get too hung up on the insualting qualities of the wrap. The cab isn't a big area to heat. Mine gets toasty hot quick enough with the original woven fiberglass cloth wrap .

Air leaks from bad window, door, pedal and airbox seals letting cold air in are a bigger issue.

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