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When sintalling a new gas central heating system, is it normal to insulate all the pipes ?

4 Answers from MyBuilder Gas Engineers

you seem to post a lot of questions on here that dont need to be answered. Any good tradesman does what is required why ask is this noramal?

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Answered 4th Aug 2011

In short....yes. Common practice. Reduces heat loss on your pipework.
Which in turn can make it more cost efficient to run.


Answered 4th Aug 2011

No not all the pipes. If the primary flow and return are positioned subject to considerable heat loss then it is advisable. The pipework in the airing cupboard around the hot water cylinder should all be lagged as far as is visible.


Answered 4th Aug 2011

I would Insulate the pipes in any unheated area I.e. Garage, loft, boiler house and if pipes are underneath the floor on the ground floor. Also regs are one meter on all hot pipes from and to a cylinder but as above, as far as you can see.

Often people don't want to pay for the lagging but this is definatetly good practice


Answered 14th Oct 2011

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