pex condensation concern

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  1. Arky217

    Arky217 New Member

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    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.

    Arky
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    WHenever there is air circulation, it's possible to get condensation on cold surfaces.
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