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Is bubble wrap any good as an insulator?

I have a water tank which some idiot saw fit to locate in a cupboard in my kitchen. The condensation off it is terrible, particularly in winter. I've covered three sides of the tank with polystyrene but access to the back and one of the sides against the wall is difficult. Need a material I can easily buy in small amouts that I can stuff in the spaces. Any ideas very welcome.

Asked By: Rickyboy - 8/19/2007
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There's only one way to do a job and that is properly. Bubble wrap is just suitable for protecting goods in a carton so don't go there... More
Answered By: greatbrickhill - 8/19/2007
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You could use Fill and foam,the expanding foam in a can,,,just trim it up after it has set.....
Answered By: The Happy Murcia - 8/19/2007
 
hhmm. not sure.. the condensation will just settle on the bubble wrap and drop down , or pop the bubbles.. perhaps go to the DIY or plumbing shop, and they will advise you of materials that you could use
Answered By: junglejungle - 8/19/2007
 
To be fair, bubble wrap is quite a good idea to stuff gaps, however isnt an insulator. You can get some small sheets of insulating material from places like £land, and B&Q. Its very versatile, and fits most places. Cheap and easy! Good luck!
Answered By: Carl N - 8/19/2007
 
i think if you enquire at your local council they may have a scheme for insulation and saving energy they may provide you with a free jacket ...
Answered By: baboushka - 8/19/2007
 
Iv used bubble wrap as an insulator and it does work . I newspaper is good also
Answered By: stormydays - 8/19/2007
 
The biggest problem is in the event of fire the rubbish you have round the tank will give off poisonous fumes, adding bubble wrap to that will only increase the danger to you families life's. Do the job properly and get a water jacket and if necessary get it fitted.
Answered By: junction 19 - 8/19/2007
 
that spray insualter in a can just lean over and spray its used for gaps,lofts etc
Answered By: joan g - 8/20/2007
 
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