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Caulking hot pipe

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Vic99, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Vic99

    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    I insulated basement copper pipes with foam tubes. Is it ok to use caulking around a small area of pipe where it penetrates a foundation wall or will the heat melt or burn the caulking?

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  2. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Silicone caulk will be fine, but if you are worried use high temp silicone.

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