Protect Wire from Radiator

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  1. Joe.Kuta

    Joe.Kuta Stunt Coordinator

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    I will be running wire in close proximity to (~2-3") a radiator, for a length of ~5ft.

    I want to protect the wire from the heat during winter, any tips?

    I think any type of tubing would do a good job, the thicker the better?

    Wire does not need to "breathe", does it?

    Silicone tubing, PVC pipe, etc.
     
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    place a piece of foilbacked fiberglas insulation over or around the wire with the foil side facing the radiator.
     
  3. Joe.Kuta

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    That's a good idea David, i'll do that unless anyone else has suggestions? [​IMG]
     
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    Joe,

    You could try a wire channel product. I use it to run wire discretely in front of the fireplace in my HT in addition to other areas and it seems to work well in terms of hiding the wire. It's inexpensive and commonly available from Home Depot. I can't honestly say how well it will protect the wire from your radiator but it would have to do some good, I would think, and it also hides the wire.

    Check out my website link in my signature for pictures and more information. Click on the "Photo Gallery" link and look for the picture of the wire channel. There are also some links to more information about the channel itself.

    Good luck,
     

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