sweating water pipes

Old 05-08-02, 06:26 AM
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sweating water pipes

The cold water pipe in my basement is sweating due to some recent high humidity. What is the best way to prevent this? I had considered just insulating it with that insulation wrap. Is this good enough? The basement is dry. I don't think I need a de-humidifier. I are in the middle of a basement finish job and the drywall ceiling goes up in a couple of weeks! Any help would be great!

Old 05-11-02, 10:13 PM
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There is inexpensive pipe insulation that you can put on the pipes and can be purchased at any hardware store. The pipes are sweating for the same reason a soda can sweats when you take it out of the refigerator during the summer. Those foam rubber cups that you slip soda cans into not only keeps the soda cooler longer, but you'll notice the can doesn't sweat. The same will occur when you insulate you cold water pipes.

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