Insulated pipe in basement drips.

by Henry C
(gilbertsville PA, USA)

There is a slight drip from the insulated pipe that runs across my basement ceiling which connects the outside heat pump equipment to the inside equipment.Is this a job for professionals only-- assuming it is not just ordinary condensation? I have not peeled back the heavy insulation yet. Thanks for listening--- Hank C.

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May 13, 2015

by: Anonymous

You will need to check for a break in the vapor barrier. Is there any hole, slit, or in the insulation from the house border to the indoor unit? If not, check for other leaks. Is the house to outdoor penetration sealed? Is something else leaking onto the insulated pipe and running down? Most likely there is a break in the vapor barrier somewhere.

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