I almost forgot to insulate all the hot water lines in the walls. LEED requires at least R4 pipe insulation but I was able to order more R7 insulation from Supply House.
We were out of town for our Mom’s birthday and stuck in New York a few extra days because of a snow storm. I ordered the insulation to arrive just after we got home, but it got here before we did.
The hot water line is in a loop and so when the water is turned on it rises above the floor to the point of use and then returns under the slab to the next point. All of these risers needed to be insulated.
Now these returns are well insulated. So are the hot water pipes to the faucets in the house.
The only spot that I didn’t insulate was in the Family Room Bath’s shower wall. The stringer there is not deep enough for the 1″ insulation on the way to the shower and hand spray. I either have to double the width of the stringers or use a shallower insulation.