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    If my water heater has heat loops (piping "u" to stop heat loss) on the supply and output lines, and I then insulate these lines, will the insulation cause the heat loops to not work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardh4 View Post
    If my water heater has heat loops (piping "u" to stop heat loss) on the supply and output lines, and I then insulate these lines, will the insulation cause the heat loops to not work?
    Good question - they'll still work AND you'll save some energy since you'll slow the heat dissipation from the loops to the ambient air.

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    Insulation is added protection.
    http://www.inspectpa.com/forum/forum.php
    My answers are based mostly on the ICC codes. Advice given is my personal opinion and every person performing work should acquire a permit from his/her jurisdiction and get the work inspected. My opinions are not directions to follow for DIYs or professionals

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