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Old 10-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Insulating pipes in garage ceiling ?


Hello,

I'm currently finishing our two-door garage and I have access to the ceiling above the garage. Above the garage we have a bedroom. That being said, between the garage ceiling and the bedroom there's a space about 32" high. In that space, there are two 6" pipes feeding the floor vents in the bedroom. There are also two additional 6" pipes - a return pipe and another one to feed heat in that space.

Since I have access to this space I was wondering if I should take the opportunity to insulate the HVAC pipes ?

The garage ceiling is insulated with R40 batt insulation.

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Old 10-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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Not going to do anything useful or pay for itself. the heat that radiates from them is keeping that space warm and you need some heat in there probably for the water pipes. R40 is great so that space is warm anyway. would be different if it was running thru an uninsulated space.

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With the unit in the cooling mode I would think a good sealed insulation job of the pipes would prevent condensation and a wet ceiling.
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The heat for that space pipe should have its damper shut in the Summer and re-opened for Winter. Doubt it could ever get that cold in that space for sweating.
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