shower access - cover pipes with insulation?

Old 06-20-10, 05:33 AM
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shower access - cover pipes with insulation?

The plumber fixed the copper shower pipes though an adjacent closet area which had b urst. Everything is now ready to close back up.

My question is, is it alright to cover the hot and cold pipes with batt insulation? Should the pipes be left open ( no insulation around them) behind the access panel?

Of course what I don't want is the insualtion to get wet, from condensation on the cold pipes. Should the insulation cover the pipes thoughout the walls?
Old 06-20-10, 10:45 AM
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You say the pipe burst, are they on a outside wall? if so the procedures are different.

Inside wall you can put as much insulation around them as you want, LACK of insulation could cause condensation if warm air is getting around the area.

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