safe to tape hot water pipes with painter's tape?


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Old 02-12-24, 02:42 PM
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safe to tape hot water pipes with painter's tape?

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I am painting the garage ceiling and there is a small network of plumbing pipes that i need to tape up. some of them have hot water flowing through them (from the hot water tank and the hot water heating system).

this might be silly question, but better safe than sorry - is it safe to tape these hot water pipes with painter's tape or can the heat cause any dangerous chemicals to get release?

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Taping those pipes is not hazardous.
The only problem is that tape can be hard to be removed.
 
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Taping those pipes is not hazardous.
The only problem is that tape can be hard to be removed.
 
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Use foam pipe insulation for the mask.
 
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thanks all! foam pipe insulation is a good idea for those pipes that aren't too close to the ceiling. i'll try that!
for the other pipes, i guess i'll have to block some time to remove the tape, but at least it's not hazardous.

thanks again!
 
 

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