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When installing pipework heating, if copper pipes

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When installing pipework for central heating, if copper pipes are being laid into a concrete floor and into walls should they be insulated? Thanks, helen
They should definitely be protect with some form of covering, wrapped around n denzo tap is the traditional way , which is sitcky gooey tape that protects very well. Plastic tape is good , .there is a light form of pipe insulation that has plastic in the inner part which comes in rolls and is fairly cheap. Conreteeats into copper and steel and will eventually corode it causing leaks . so to answer your question I would buy the pipe insulation with the plastic inner called lagging
Ie, Wickes Felt Pipe Sleeving .
This works well if there isn't much clearance as it lays flat on the pipe .
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