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Old 12-16-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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Insulating Exterior wall with plumbing

Problem: ten years ago I had a second bath put in my finished basement of a 1960's ranch home with exposed basement. Living in Madison, WI. I have endured some bad freezing and frozen pipes on this exterior drafty wall with the hot/cold water supply running through them. What I do presently to prevent freeze it is shut off and drain the water to this shower when weather dictates. My primary reason for doing it now is that the house is for sale.

First of all should the pipes themselves be covered either with a wrap around noodle or fiberglass batting?

Second, I have access to the wall from inside the house and would consider all suggestions but the easy fix to me would be to blow in either cellulos or fiberglass. With some effort I can target this type insulation pretty exact to hit the air leaks.

I would hire local contractors or rent the equip. to do myself.

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Old 12-16-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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Ideally, and in Madison WI, the pipes should not be on the outside wall to begin with, but if they're already there, then foam insulation is the best bet.


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