Pipe Insulation

Making your own pipe insulation out of polystyrene can save both hot water and money.

069 pipe insulation 1 soldering bench
This bench, specially designed to turn polystyrene sheets into pipe insulation, serves two purposes: It holds the soldering gun in place (with a wedge to allow for easy removal), and its channel guides the polystyrene past the gun's hot tip. Note the rubber band around the gun's trigger.
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