Originally Posted By: jkline
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Standards of Practice for Real Estate Inspectors in Texas (Texas Real Estate Commssion) state
". . . The inspector shall: ". . . report as in need of repair the lack of insulation on refrigerant pipes and the primary condensate drain pipe."
Refrigerant lines, I understand, but I rarely see the primary condensate drain insulated. Since it is specified as part of our state-mandated standards of practice, I am required to note the absence of insulation on the primary condensate drain. But I'd like to know how big a deal it really is. Seems an odd thing for our standards to specify - given that they are fairly broad and general in other areas.
Is the concern condensation from the condensate drain, itself, that could lead to mold or water damage?
As always, I'll appreciate some feedback.