Question about Insulating hot water (copper) pipes
I have a water heater in the garage, far from any faucet that would need hot water. I want to insulate the pipes. Starting with the copper pipe leading down from the flexible connection.
That pipe, however, is screwed to the wall and is touching the water heater near the top. Tried to get rubber tube insulation to somehow surround most of it, but couldn't do that at all.
I tried to tilt the heater away from the wall maybe a half inch to get the tube into it (I loosened the earthquake bands--we're in Southern California), but without knowing more than I do I wouldn't force the issue. And forcing is what it would take.
I would like to get this out of the way before I crawl around under the house. Is there a way to insulate this tube?