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Old 11-21-2006, 09:25 AM   #1
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Insulating Hot Water Lines

I am in the middle of a home reno, and before I put up the dry wall i was thinking of wrapping insulation around my hot water lines. My thought is that I will not have to run the hot water as long before I actually get hot water at the tap. This is all just to conserve water (environmentalist in the making!).

Does anyone think this would help?


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Old 11-21-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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I don't believe the cost would offset any savings you MAY get. Insulation does not "heat" the water, so after a while of setting, the water would cool off anyways. If you want cost and water savings, install a circulating pump so that the hot water is always in the lines. OR, better yet, install a pump with a convienient switch so that when you need hot water, you can hit the switch and have instant hot water without wasting water.


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