10 white radiator pipe sleeves £1.00 @ Poundland
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10 white radiator pipe sleeves £1.00 @ Poundland

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Found 1st Jul 2014
Just been to my local poundland and found these packs of radiator sleeves. Thought they were good for the money and cost a lot more elsewhere. Should be national as are part of their diy section

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Buy a couple more packs than you need… the cheap ones usually discolour after a while

What's the point of these?

ronaldmacdonald

What's the point of these?



Amazon review

"After having a new boiler installed there was a substantial amount of exposed copper piping that was a bit of an eyesore. The Plumb-Pak Radsnap was the ideal solution. Not only did provide an attractive covering, but it also offers excellent insulation. In addition, it is easy to cut to the appropriate lengths, and, very importantly, provides outstanding value-for-money. In short, it's a winner on all the important criteria".

ronaldmacdonald

What's the point of these?



for insulation and to save you painting the pipes

But how can you fit round the bends in pipe? I take it these are solid? Think I'll stick to painting

They are more for aesthetics rather than insulating.. Why would you want to insulate radiator pipes near the radiator....:{

captc

They are more for aesthetics rather than insulating.. Why would you want … They are more for aesthetics rather than insulating.. Why would you want to insulate radiator pipes near the radiator....:{



Another Amazon review. A sort of insulation/protection?

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By Mrs. Lesley G. Goodall on 8 Jun 2014
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These are a boon in my house. They have protected my pipes from my very hungry dog?? I am glad I bought them. Thank you.
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Seen this in my local in Farnborough. Not need them though.

same price all year a lot cheaper than other shops have some heat great buy

OP, would you mind measuring them (if purchased)? Thanks

Very good idea Indeed! Thanks

captc

They are more for aesthetics rather than insulating.. Why would you want … They are more for aesthetics rather than insulating.. Why would you want to insulate radiator pipes near the radiator....:{



to stop the water cooling before it hits the radiator maybe

I'll have to have a look, thanks...

I'm hoping they're some kind of foam, the radiator pipes goes behind my desk and in the winter I'm always touching the hot pipe with my feet, so it'd be nice to cover it somehow, especially if I can make it warm but not too hot

ronaldmacdonald

But how can you fit round the bends in pipe? I take it these are solid? … But how can you fit round the bends in pipe? I take it these are solid? Think I'll stick to painting



if it is plastic place the place u want to bend over the hob (not on the hob) and I'm sure u can bend it after a while

They are for putting on the straight bit of your radiator pipe underneath the valve, they're not really for running everywhere or for insulating pipes

mocmocamoc

They are for putting on the straight bit of your radiator pipe underneath … They are for putting on the straight bit of your radiator pipe underneath the valve, they're not really for running everywhere or for insulating pipes



Why not?

Ideal saves me getting paint on the carpet!!

wagamamaluva

Why not?



Because they come in approx 6" lengths which would need taping together which would look awful and the very thin plastic they are made from offers no realistic insulation value at all...

These are just for cosmetic purposes and not suitable for insulation.

If you want insulation then get some 1 metre foam insulation suitable for your pipes which are usually 15mm. There is also silver bubble wrap type of insulation on rolls which can be wrapped around pipes. I used some of that underneath some Celafelt rolls to insulation some central heating pipes which run up the corner of my lounge. Takes a lot longer than the foam but gives a good finish.

Toolstation sell Celafelt and foam insulation and Aldi sell/sold the foil wrap rolls.

The Celafelt comes in 8 roll packs so too much for a small job. Wickes might sell it in smaller quantities. Buying a cheap roll of foam tape, I got some from a £1/99p store, might do it if you use some zip ties to hold it on because the heat will unstick it.

I will keep my eyes open for the pipe sleeves when I go into poundland.

Bought these a few weeks ago and fitted. Very pleased - easy to cut with a pair of scissors. Covers numerous layers of badly applied gloss. Had seen the Radsnap ones in B&Q for around £8 a pack a couple of years back but wasn't worth that price. Even if they do discoulour after a while at £1 a pack who cares. Only problem is because they are so white it shows up the discoloured skirting boards so another job to do!

Jasper18

Because they come in approx 6" lengths which would need taping together … Because they come in approx 6" lengths which would need taping together which would look awful and the very thin plastic they are made from offers no realistic insulation value at all...



Oh right. I thought it might be for something more serious than that. That's why I asked......each to their own then really.

I need about six packs to cover up rather a lot of unsightly pipes. this is perfect. cheers op

Still doesn't explain what you do when you get to a 90deg bend with a connecting piece.

Are these solid plastic? Wondering if they'd protect wires from house rabbits!
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