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Randy Schuyler
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If you get longer flex lines and shape them in an inverted U, or maybe a loop, then insulate to the top of the rise, then it will do two things. Keep the heat from passing into the cold line, and save energy.

Heat is rising by convection into the cold line. It can only rise, not fall.

Randy Schuyler

Water Heater Rescue

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