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Old 06-22-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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TT Pipe Insulation

Should I use the common store-bought pipe insulation for the exposed pipes underneath my TT or maybe the pool "noodles" which are the same thing, but thicker and maybe cheaper?

I'm going to be camping North of the Mason-Dixon line this winter due to work and want to insulate my pipes. While swimming in a lake the other day, I realized the noodles might be a better option b/c they are cheaper and a bit thicker than regular ol' pipe insulation.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:55 AM   #2
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Insulating exposed pipes will only delay the time they freeze. For winter camping the pipes need to be in a heated area.
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True, but insulating them is better than nothing. I have any exposed pipes on mine insulated with regular pipe insulation.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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Use real insulation. Pool noodle won't do anything for you.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:37 PM   #5
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Use real insulation as the small cells work better. Put a heat tape in with the water line. They only get warm so the water line will not melt but it will not freeze either if you keep a continuous wrapping of insulation over the heat tape and connection.

FWIW Watch what you buy with heat tape. Roof tape has built in thermostats that cut off the heat when it is really cold as it does nothing then. Water pipe tape stays on no matter how cold. ;-)
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