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  • Condensation from uninsulated lines

    Is this a problem? I don't see anything in the ipc that says cold water lines must be insulated in a building. It does mention about protection of lines from freezing but nothing but inside a building.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    Re: Condensation from uninsulated lines

    Sometimes I find leaks by following the condensation on the water lines to the fixture.
    sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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    • #3
      Re: Condensation from uninsulated lines

      Condensation can be a problem, depending on where the moisture is coming from. A dryer that isn't vented outside or a leak behind a wall are good sources. Leaking foundations, etc. Too much moisture and the house rots and the mold goes everywhere.

      I see a lot of bathrooms with no fans, or fans that aren't used, and they call me because there are puddles under the toilet and they think it's leaking. This is usually accompanied by black mold on the ceiling over the shower.

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      • #4
        Re: Condensation from uninsulated lines

        Usually not. Depends on temperature differences and humidity control in the building. A good HVAC guy can keep it under control.

        J.C.

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