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Old 03-02-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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insulation-exposed pipes

we have bought a modular house built in 1970 on poles. The house is 2ft above the ground. The water/air conditioning/heat pipes are under the house with some insulation around them, but otherwise exposed. We think that we lose a lot of heat How can we insulate better? Should we heat under the house ? How? should we build a skirt around the house? What materials are best?

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Old 03-02-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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insulation-exposed pipes

you don't want to heat under the house unless its well protected, even then its probably a waste of heat. i would try to enclose the pipes inside what they call the 'building envelope'. insulation, then pipes then house. insulation only keeps heat in.....it does not create heat. so if you keep the pipes inside the heated part of the house you will be better off. no insulation between the heated part of the house and the pipes.

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