Climaflex do clips to hold the edges together and they are easy to apply,
but they are overpriced and I couldn't help feeling that gaps would open up
with time. I used a few of the clips (about 3/m) and taped the joints with
high quality duct tape. The tape I have used in the past appeared to have a
thermoset adhesive which will not slip or loosen with time/heat. The
surface of your insulation should be cool anyway, or it's not doing it's job
btw, I don't class 'duck' tape (worst I have ever used) or other shed stuff as
high quality, chose one from a back street plumbers' merchant or other
quality source. I'd suggest BES, but they now charge postage on small
I avoid splitting it whenever possible by threading it onto the
pipe before connecting both ends up. If you are soldering the ends,
then you will end up having to leave a gap which you fill afterwards,
but I do this by inserting a short split piece somewhere on a
straight run, and sliding the rest along so there aren't split pieces
on bends or even at the ends of runs.
I doubt any tape will last anywhere near the lifetime of the pipework.
I don't know if I'm breaking any rules, but I use that garden wire that
comes on a reel with cutter and just twists together.
Easy to fix, easy and clean ti disembrangle, and dirt cheap, specially at
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.