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We are finishing off half a basement and the room above is a kitchen with a under counter ice maker at a bar. This is the drain line coming straight off it.


Pipe Room Ceiling Electrical wiring Metal


Condensation forms on the pipe around around the p trap area. I'm assuming it's cause of the extremely cold water from the ice maker and the basement air being warmer. If we just insulate around the pipe with r-19 which is going in the whole ceiling, will this solve the issue?

I just don't want condensation happening when it's all said and done and closed up. Thanks guys.
 

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Don't know but I would be concerned with the insulation holding the condensed moisture as I don't see how the insulation itself would keep the humid air off of the cold pipe. Maybe the insulation with a vapor barrier?
 

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I'm planning to spray foam around it tomorrow. Hopefully that will take care of the issue. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
 
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