water heater "heat loops"

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by edwardh4, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. edwardh4

    edwardh4 New Member

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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?
  2. Probedude

    Probedude New Member

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    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.
  3. jar546

    jar546 In the Trades

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    Insulation is added protection.
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