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Old 01-22-2020, 08:55 AM
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Default Foam injection should be mandatory, and spray foam roofs too!

There is the huge benefit of helping to keep bugs out as well, as the foam contains boric acid. There is a reason Publix stores, and others I'm sure, always foam inject. It also strengthens walls (and roofs). It used to be less than 1500 bucks, the best upgrade imho, but again, it should be a standard feature. A good builder would use it.
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:01 PM
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Has anyone moved their hot water heater to an indoor closet.....closer to the bathrooms?
Look at these pumps. Might be an easier option.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hot+water..._sb_ss_sc_1_12
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Has anyone moved their hot water heater to an indoor closet.....closer to the bathrooms?
Yep, that's the way I had mine built. Hot water tank is in a closet just off the master bath. Hot water QUICK! I also had the copper hot water lines wrapped with the foam type pipe insulation under the slab. Makes a big difference in how long the water will stay warm once you turn it off.

I've found that water will stay comfortably warm for up to 30 minutes in the insulated pipes after turning it off. No problem at all with turning the water off for a few minutes and then turning it back on while in the shower, brushing your teeth, shaving, or whatever.
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Yep, that's the way I had mine built. Hot water tank is in a closet just off the master bath. Hot water QUICK! I also had the copper hot water lines wrapped with the foam type pipe insulation under the slab. Makes a big difference in how long the water will stay warm once you turn it off.

I've found that water will stay comfortably warm for up to 30 minutes in the insulated pipes after turning it off. No problem at all with turning the water off for a few minutes and then turning it back on while in the shower, brushing your teeth, shaving, or whatever.
Are you sure they are copper?
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My house was built in 1997 and I have Copper. Len
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Are you sure they are copper?
Absolutely! I can see them in a couple of places where they come up out of the concrete slab. All copper. House built in 2002. But I'm not in TV if that matters.
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Default Foam insulation

The foam is only as good as the quality of it and how much was added. It’s a great idea people down here don’t realize an insulated house saves money for cool temperatures.

A dehumidifier and electrostatic air cleaner should be mandatory if the customer wants to add value as well- also good quality windows not the junk they currently install.
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