10 Uses for Pipe Insulation
Finished wrapping that plumbing? Here are 10 other ways you can make use of that foam sleeve
Once your plumbing is snugly wrapped, don't let leftover material go down the tubes. Use the flexible foam sleeves in any of these handy ways
Protect walls from accidental dings by using insulation to cushion a stool's top handle rail and other parts that may cause damage.
Before staking a young, thin tree, wrap a length of foam around its trunk as a barrier to prevent wire from cutting into the bark.
Slide a length of insulation over the blade of a handsaw to protect the teeth—and your fingers—when it's stored.
For a better hold on yard tools, such as rakes or shovels, cushion the handles with sections of insulation; secure with adhesive if necessary.
Stop the bag from slipping down into the can by securing it to the can's rim with a few foam sleeves.
To pull fabric taut, place a long piece of insulation atop the slipcover along where the back and the seat meet, and push the foam down into the seam. No more wrinkles!
Cut a 2-inch-long piece of foam and use it to hold a looped extension cord for storage.
Don't have packing peanuts? Insulation, left in longer pieces or cut into chunks, makes great padding to keep a box's contents from jostling.
Tidy up drop cloths by using a 2-foot section of insulation as a spool. Fold the cloth lengthwise to the length of the insulation, then tuck one end into the slit before rolling it up.
Slip insulation over a paint tray's edge. Cut notches; tuck brush handles in so bristles stay out of the paint.