pex condensation concern

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Arky217, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Arky217

    Arky217 New Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    I'm running pex water lines within an indoor baseboard chase. I'll be insulating the hot lines with foam tubing to retain heat, but was wondering if I should also put foam tubing on the cold lines to prevent any condensation.

    The chase, being open where the lines enter/exit, will allow room air to circulate somewhat through the chase, so I was wondering if any moisture in the air will condense on the cold lines and cause dampness within the chase.

  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    WHenever there is air circulation, it's possible to get condensation on cold surfaces.
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