I am finishing my basement. I insulated it with R-13 kraft-faced batt
insulation. The basement is also heated to regular room temperature. Walls
are not yet drywalled. I recently noticed that there is much water
condensation on cold water pipes. Drops of water fall on the floor. After I
drywall all pipes will be located behind the drywall. I am worried that
water will be condensed on cold water pipes and dripping on inside of
drywall damaging it. What would be a solution to this problem.
"Jim & Lil" <jim.morris-at-sk.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
Also, note that the condensation comes from moisture in the basement air.
Once the pipes are behind the drywayy, any air circulation around them will
be effectively eliminated. It is unlikely enough moist air will reach the
pipes to result in significant condensation.
Insulation can be used for both temperatures, weather hot or cold.
Insulation is used on fridges and freezers to keep the inside cool .. A
Fridge without insulation would condensate like crazy ...Pipes should be
treated no different.
BTW, rb608 had a good point about trapping the pipe inside a wall
may be all the insulation it needs. Regards...Jim
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