Jastori oct 7 2009 3.
Best way to insulate pex in attic.
Insulate pipes run through an attic to reduce the risk of freezing.
2 align the slit side of a length of flexible closed cell pipe insulation with the tubing.
Ideally in the attic you would want to run the pipe as close to the ceiling as possible below the insulation.
It s smart to insulate water supply piping exposed to freezing temp.
While pex does not ordinarily burst in the cold the water in the pipes can still freeze.
The best way to ensure a long lifespan for your piping is to insulate properly which in some cases means insulating with the professionals.
So far no leaks.
For corner joints that need to be insulated cut a simulated miter joint by cutting the insulation at a 45 degree angle.
Pex won t ruin if frozen.
Remove moisture dirt and oil from the surface of the pex tubing with a clean rag.
It is important to insulate pex pipe in an attic particularly in cold weather areas.
Open the insulation piece at the slit and slide it over the pipe.
Insulation from the experts.
There are no manufacturer guarantees it won t fail.
This will allow you to slip the insulation over the pipe corner easily.
Continue this process over the entire length of piping in your attic.
Pex pipe is resistant to bursting but the fittings are not.
I have a run of pex in my attic that freezes when the outdoor temps falls to about 15 degrees.
Once my attic warms up after a few hours the next day the pipe thaw.