Hot water heat piping insulation?


Old 09-08-05, 07:02 PM
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Hot water heat piping insulation?

I'm new to the Northeast and to hot water heat. House (35 yrs old) has an uninsulated and unvented poured concrete basement and frame over block crawlspace (part of addition). I do plan to insulate sill plate and crawl space walls.

The hot water heat copper is not insulated. Seems that it would make sense to wrap the piping, but would it create condensation and/or overly cold basement problems? I plan to use the basement as a workshop and may plumb in some baseboard heating to keep it warm.
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Old 09-15-05, 06:53 PM
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Hot water heat piping insulation

well theres two reasons for insulation one is just to keep someone from getting burned. the other is if it gets cold down there it will help keep the hot water hot .but it wont sweat if not wraped its hot water if it was cold id say yes to wrap .

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