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Old 04-30-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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Thx.... I'm looking to run water pipes through exterior walls. Is this a no no or is there a solution?

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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I'm looking to install water pipes in an outside wall. Is this a complete no no iot is there a solution?

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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I have water pipes along the floor in a soffit that allows heat flow through it, but it's on the inside of the exterior wall, not IN the wall.

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It all depends on where you live and some other factors. Your local building codes may have something to say about it as well.

As an example, I live in Washington DC and I have my kitchen sink supply lines running for @ 20' around the northwest corner of the house. They run inside the insulation and I don't have a problem with freezing. Were I in Wisconsin I can bet that arrangement would be completely unacceptable.
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Little known fact: In freezing climates it is better for the pipes if there is no insulation between them and the wall surface on the inside (heated side).
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