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#582728 - 15th Sep 2011 2:32am Condensate Pipe Insulation
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Looking for some fresh views on insulating a condensate pipe against freezing. The condensate falls from gable/attic height to bathroom hopper - a drop of approximately 15 foot.

The black plastic drain pipe taking the condensate to the hopper has frozen twice last winter. Not a happy event on Christmas Day!

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#582730 - 15th Sep 2011 2:36am Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Moonstar]
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i have some insulating stuff you can use brand new not used if you want.
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#582744 - 15th Sep 2011 6:53am Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Moonstar]
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Originally Posted By: Moonstar
Looking for some fresh views on insulating a condensate pipe against freezing. The condensate falls from gable/attic height to bathroom hopper - a drop of approximately 15 foot.

The black plastic drain pipe taking the condensate to the hopper has frozen twice last winter. Not a happy event on Christmas Day!
Increase the diameter of the condensate pipe,much less chance of freezing.

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#582824 - 15th Sep 2011 10:48am Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Tombraider]
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I am looking for a long term solution but it has to look right on the outside wall as well. I know a lot of people had this problem last year and was hoping that a long-term solution would have been well considered by now.

I will have a look at plumbing forums.

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#582825 - 15th Sep 2011 10:49am Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Moonstar]
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I cut my pipe at both end and put quick release joints on the ends. Easy to take off when it freezes. Mine was insulated and it still froze, because the water only trickles out, quite a common problem

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#582826 - 15th Sep 2011 10:49am Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Tombraider]
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Forgot to say very many thanks for your kind offer. :-)

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#583041 - 15th Sep 2011 6:11pm Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Moonstar]
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Originally Posted By: Moonstar
I am looking for a long term solution but it has to look right on the outside wall as well. I know a lot of people had this problem last year and was hoping that a long-term solution would have been well considered by now.

I will have a look at plumbing forums.


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#583383 - 16th Sep 2011 9:47am Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Pepper_Head]
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That is interesting Pepper Head. I have sent you a PM.

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#583387 - 16th Sep 2011 10:00am Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Moonstar]
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i'll do it cheaper (and better) than pepperhead!
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#583453 - 16th Sep 2011 11:59am Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Lord_of_the_M53]
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Originally Posted By: Lord_of_the_M53
i'll do it cheaper (and better) than pepperhead!


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#583454 - 16th Sep 2011 12:01pm Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Lord_of_the_M53]
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Originally Posted By: Lord_of_the_M53
i'll do it cheaper (and better) than pepperhead!


His probably right Moonstar. I am expensive, but then again you get what you pay for wink
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#583739 - 16th Sep 2011 8:58pm Re: Condensate Pipe Insulation [Re: Pepper_Head]
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I am sure you would both do a brilliant job - however it would seem your ladder is too short Pepper Head. :-)

M'lud I have sent you a PM.

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