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Can I cover metal gas pipes with insulation in attic?


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02-27-13, 07:22 AM   #1  
Can I cover metal gas pipes with insulation in attic?

I am laying rolls of r30 in my attic. My furnace is up there in the center of the attic and I have gas pipes running across much of it. is it okay to lay the fiberglass insulation right over those pipes?

 
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02-27-13, 07:55 AM   #2  
There should be no problem covering the pipes with insulation.

If the pipe is soft like flex or copper.....you'll need some way to mark its location so that is doesn't get stepped on.

 
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02-27-13, 09:42 AM   #3  
While you are marking, mark the electrical boxes, can lights and anything else someone might need to find at a later date. The last thing you want is for someone, maybe you, to have to flip a bunch of that insulation out of the way. Be sure to do your air sealing before you add all of the extra insulation.

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