Cold Water Pipes Not Installed in Unconditioned Space or are Insulated

Cold Water Pipes Not Installed in Unconditioned Space or are Insulated

Intent

Reduce the potential for condensation on cold water supply pipes located in unconditioned space by insulating the pipes. This guideline has more relevance in hot, humid climates where piping is more likely to be located in an unconditioned area. Cold water piping installed in crawl spaces can pose a condensation problem in colder regions during the summer months.

Additional Information/How to Implement

Foam insulation for insulating pipes is readily available and easy to install.

Resources

  • Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes. http://www.prepare.org/basic/frozen.htm (Sept 2004)
  • Do It Yourself. http://www.diynet.com/diy/diy_kits/article/0,2019,DIY_13787_2275412,00.html (Sept 2004)

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