FPW4.00BK - Dura HVAC Wrap - 4" - Black - 3 ft cuts


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Price per ft: $5.84

Total Price: $17.52

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Manufacturer Part #FPW4.00BK

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Techflex® Dura HVAC Wrap Braided Sleeving

With the introduction of new building code regulations regarding protection of foam insulation on HVAC line sets, Techflex® has developed a new lightweight wrap to assist installers with code compliance. Our new Dura HVAC Wrap is constructed of a tightly woven breathable polyester shell that offers protection from wind, rain, mildew, UV Rays and abrasion. The extra wide hook and loop closure assists in covering multiple diameters quickly and easily for a tight fit.
Building Code Compliant: C 403.2.10.1 & R 403.4.1

MATERIAL: 600 Denier Polyester




Why Do I Need To Protect The Foam On My HVAC System?

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice sunny day. We love the sun. It’s great - except for those UV rays! Ultraviolet rays given off by the sun are a destructive force to be reckoned with. It’s menacing effects can be seen everywhere from roofs to roads - even the wrinkles of your grandparents were caused by UV.

These ultraviolet rays also tear pipe insulation to shreds making repeat service calls to your units a nagging reality. Cracked insulation means an AC unit that has to work harder to keep a building cool. A harder working unit means more energy being consumed. This has become so much of a problem, in fact, that California, Arizona, and Florida have made it mandatory to protect the foam by covering it with paint or by some other means.

Paint is also affected by UV, making it useful for about 2 years. Now, you have to drop what you’re doing, make a service call and repaint it. Techflex® has some solutions. Introducing F6® and Dura HVAC Wrap! Not only are these a faster way to protect your foam pipe insulation, you only have to do it once. They resist harmful UV, they’re abrasion resistant, and attractive to boot. Both will stand up to that bully in the sky and won’t wrinkle like grandpa’s mug, saving you from having to take time out of your important installs.

Dura HVAC Wrap on a Pipe
Dura HVAC Wrap on a HVAC line
Cracked foam on an HVAC line

Tips for Installing & Terminating Braided Sleeving

determining the diameter of your wire bundle
How To Determine What Diameter Sleeving You Need

Bundle the cords that you’ll be covering and measure the diameter of the bundle. If you want a snug fit, choose a braided sleeving option with a slightly smaller diameter than that of your cables. If you want a loose and flexible fit, choose a braided sleeving option with a diameter that is equal to or slightly larger than that of your cables. Keep in mind that braided sleeving loses 2% to 3% of its length when it expands. Be sure to plan accordingly!

Cutting Sleeving With A Hot Knife
How To Cut Sleeving with a Hot Knife

To ensure a frayless, professional end on any installation, it is recommended that expandable braided sleeving be cut with a hot knife, rope cutter, or similar tool. We offer a wide variety of Hot Knives for different applications, including handheld knives, table knives, and replacement blades. Watch our video on Using A Hot Knife To Cut Braided Expandable Sleeving.

How To Terminate Sleeving with Heatshrink Tubing

Heatshrink Tubing is the ideal way to create a tight, professional finish on any wire, hose or cable management project. Once shrunk, the tubing will hold its reduced state, even at elevated temperatures. This application can be used to protect, color code, brand, or secure ends or sections of braided sleeving. A Heat Gun is required to properly apply heatshrink tubing. You can find a guide to the proper technique for working with heatshrink tubing Here.

Techflex® Sleeving Categories & What They Mean

GENERAL PURPOSE: Suggested for general wire management, bundling, identification and protection applications in home, office, commercial and industrial environments.
HEAVY DUTY: Ideal for use in applications where protection from abrasion damage is a primary concern. These products are built to withstand rugged, challenging environments.
METAL & SHIELDING: Products that not only provide protection and management for wires and cables, but also offer EMI, RFI and ESD protection in a wide range of vulnerable applications.
ADVANCED ENGINEERING: Engineered from specialized polymers, designed to exacting specifications and manufactured to tight tolerances, these premium products are in use in many aerospace, military and biomedical applications.
HIGH TEMPERATURE: Designed for protection in high temperature environments where failure would be catastrophic, these products are state of the art in high temperature material engineering.
SPECIALTY: Highly engineered, application specific products to fulfill our customer's individual and unique product specifications.
ELECTRICAL: Coated fiberglass sleeving options engineered to provide a range of insulation options with up to 15,000volt protection.

How to Choose The Correct Braided Sleeving

A lot of factors go into determining the correct braided sleeving wire protection method for your project. We’ve broken it down to help you narrow your search:

  • Operating Temp: Is your wire harness going to be regularly exposed to extreme temperatures or possible flames? The operating temperature of your harness is a critical consideration when choosing sleeving to ensure that the sleeving you select can withstand the intended environment and provide adequate protection.
  • Flexibility & Expansion Ratio: Flexibility is an important factor if your wire harness will be snaking around a lot of corners or curves or is frequently moving. Expansion ratio refers to the amount by which the diameter of a braided sleeving can increase when stretched. The expansion ratio of braided sleeving can vary depending on the material it is made of and the construction of the braiding.
  • Material: Braided sleeving is available in a wide range of materials to provide different levels of abrasion, UV, and chemical resistance. Material also effects wire harness weight, EMI protection, and flexibility.
  • Cutting Tool: Checking the recommended cutting tool for a sleeving product allows you to ensure you have the tools necessary for the job. If using a hot knife is not feasible for you, be sure to look for sleeving options that can be cut fraylessly with scissors.
  • Sleeve Vs. Wrap: If you are consistently changing the wires & cables of your harness then a split wrap may be a better option for you than a solid sleeving product to installation is fast & easy.
  • Industry & Environment:Techflex® braided sleeving products are organized into categories based on the most common uses of each product. If you work in a specific industry, visiting the corresponding product category may be a fast way to see applicable sleeving options for your project.
  • Color choices: Braided sleeving is great for matching, color coding, and to identify wires & cables. If color coding is your goal, make sure the product you are considering offers enough colors for your project.

Technical Specifications

Nominal Diameters (Fractions)4

Total Price: $17.52

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