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Old 02-08-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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i am finishing the basement and was thinking of leaving the ductwork exposed. does it need to be insulated? I am told it might condense water and drip. True?
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I doubt if you will have a duct condensation problem in your basement unless you have a humidity problem in the summer time or your basement is unusually warm compared to most.
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Check if local code permits that. Otherwise not needed.
Suggest covering it for aesthetic reasons.
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If you're finishing the basement and its going to be a conditioned space you don't have to worry about it.
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i am finishing the basement and was thinking of leaving the ductwork exposed. does it need to be insulated? I am told it might condense water and drip. True?

Only if your basement has a high humidity problem after you finish it. A dehumidifier will take care of that.
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