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Old 01-06-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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Thick pipe insulation worth it?


I see that Armacell makes a 2" thick Armaflex pipe insulation with an R-value of 16. But I've also heard that the higher the R value, the less return on investment you're going to get.

If I already have an R-3 foam insulation on my water heater's hot water pipe, would it be worth it to upgrade to R-10 or even R-16, at least in the first 6 feet of pipe?

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Not going to do a thing.

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+1

Inside a conditioned space, its mostly a waste of money once it is even slightly insulated.
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Insulating an interior water pipe will reduce the noise of water movement. Won't do much of any thing for energy savings.
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