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All-Purpose OWF Discussions => Plumbing => Topic started by: DBeleskey on April 04, 2019, 02:59:24 PM

Title: Insulation for 1 inch copper
Post by: DBeleskey on April 04, 2019, 02:59:24 PM
I am running the copper lines in the basement and wondering what is recommended to insulate the one inch copper lines inside the house ? I see the foam based stuff available at Home Depot but not sure whether it would tolerate the high temperatures or not ? I have also seen fiberglass stuff but it seems really expensive..
Any recommendations ?
 
Title: Re: Insulation for 1 inch copper
Post by: hoardac on April 04, 2019, 04:23:02 PM
I just use the foam stuff and metal tape to make it look a little better.
Title: Re: Insulation for 1 inch copper
Post by: wreckit87 on April 04, 2019, 06:01:00 PM
The foam stuff works fine, personally I prefer the rubberized stuff like is on refrigerant linesets. Menards carries it, not sure about HD
Title: Re: Insulation for 1 inch copper
Post by: RSI on April 04, 2019, 08:10:22 PM
That rubberized stuff from Menards melts to the pipe. I prefer the regular foam stuff.
Title: Re: Insulation for 1 inch copper
Post by: mlappin on April 04, 2019, 10:20:24 PM
I personally donít worry about it unless its in an un insulated crawl space. Any heat that radiates of the pipe into the living space isnít really lost heat anyways.
Title: Re: Insulation for 1 inch copper
Post by: E Yoder on April 05, 2019, 05:48:45 AM
Any pipe that circulates continuously I insulate to keep from sending excess heat into the house on warm days, a line that only circulates on a call for heat I don't worry about as much.
I burn all summer so I think about "temp creep" in the house more than some.
Title: Re: Insulation for 1 inch copper
Post by: DBeleskey on April 05, 2019, 06:22:40 AM
Thanks everyone for the input. I will wait and see if I really need it before putting it on. But good to know the foam stuff is okay to use if I do need some. I was just thinking about putting it on the pipe where it goes to the first exchanger, the plate for DHW, but maybe don't need it. The pipes are in a heated basement in a furnace room and I really kind of like the look of the copper. I hope to get it done in the next day or two, if I don't get called out. Will post a picture when done..