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Old 04-06-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Insulating a kitchen sink in an addition


I am having a three foot addition built on my kitchen, using techniposts. My contractor says that I cannot put the kitchen sink in the 3' addition because it could not be insulated. Is there any way I can insulate the sink enough to keep it from freezing? I live in upstate New York

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Insulating a kitchen sink in an addition


To clarify; Its not the "sink" that is the concern, its the plumbing lines that need to be properly insulated.

You might want to look into closed-cell spray foam as it has a higher R-rating per inch thickness than conventional fiberglass batts (allthough it is approx. 4x the cost of conventional fiberglass batts).

Without having additional information, not knowing/being able to see the actual project, location, design, framing dimensions, etc, etc = that's about all I can offer.

Its an important point as lines can, and do freeze, on similar designs.

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