boiler piping

Originally Posted By: bsarles
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I was curious is there any danger with having a hot water boiler pipe running along side of a sill plate and I mean touching the sill.


Originally Posted By: jbehling
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I wouldn’t think so. The only problem I see is the loss of efficiency through heat loss to the sill. Is the piping wrapped in insulation?



You have hot water copper pipping going through wall cavities right?


Originally Posted By: bsarles
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no there was no insulation on the steel pipes and there was some copper tubing in areas that was baseboard.the others were radiator


Originally Posted By: jbehling
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bsarles wrote:
no there was no insulation on the steel pipes and there was some copper tubing in areas that was baseboard.the others were radiator



What I meant was the hot water supply for the house is feed through wall cavities, and in most cases the temperature of the hot water supply is equal to or greater then the temperature you will run through your boiler. So no, I don't see a problem with pipes running along side wood. I would recommend they have the boiler pipes insulated to increase efficiency though.