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Author Topic: 5 Wrap vs Logstor/Thermopex??  (Read 123 times)

justinb

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5 Wrap vs Logstor/Thermopex??
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:28:56 AM »

I'm wondering if there is a noticeable difference between these underground pipes?   I currently have 5 wrap that is buried 36"-48" underground.  I'm considering tearing it out and installing either Logstor or Thermopex to try and save on wood consumption.  Im about 75' from the house. 
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Re: 5 Wrap vs Logstor/Thermopex??
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 02:00:02 PM »

If there is no water in the tile then I doubt you will see a huge difference.
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Re: 5 Wrap vs Logstor/Thermopex??
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 03:06:30 PM »

What’s your temp drop from boiler to house? Everything performs about the same until the wrapped pipes gets water in them.
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Re: 5 Wrap vs Logstor/Thermopex??
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 03:44:23 PM »

Supposedly a quality five wrap has less heat loss than foamed pipe as you have a dead air space between the wrap and outer pipe. Get water in it though and all beats are off.
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Re: 5 Wrap vs Logstor/Thermopex??
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 09:14:40 AM »

My line has been cut off from the house and just sitting on the ground as I'm rebuilding my house.  It has snowed and rained a lot.  If there is any water that has snuck in there, i'm hoping it will evaporate out with time??  As far as I know, the outer tile does not have any holes
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Re: 5 Wrap vs Logstor/Thermopex??
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 10:02:42 AM »

Whats the best way to measure the temp difference between the boiler and the house without spending a bunch of money on probes?  I have always wondered how much I am loosing.  I have the 5 wrap and have had some damn chipmunks dig holes near my line and I always worried they got into it. 
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Re: 5 Wrap vs Logstor/Thermopex??
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 10:04:34 AM »

I pulled out my 5 wrap and replaced with Rehau. The 5 wrap was dry, but I notice a big improvement in heat loss and and burntime since I put in the Rehau. Im not a dealer of anything,just my opinion.
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