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When To Use Pipe Insulation Or Not To Use . . .

After seeing a local TV news reporter promoting the use of pipe insulation as a cure for frozen pipes, I thought I should address the issue. Pipe insulation, if used improperly, can make things much worse!  For instance, pipes too

Posted in Freeze-Ups, Heat Tape, Pipe Insulation

Check Your Crawlspace, Prevent Freeze-Ups

Most homes have plumbing in the crawlspace.  These pipes can be frozen by a small air leak in the foundation. I have seen water lines 3 feet from the outer wall freeze due to an air leak the size of

Posted in Freeze-Ups, Frozen Lines, Maintenance

Frozen Water Lines, What Can Be Done?

I have dealt with frozen lines for over 40 years. Originally most water lines were either copper or galvanized steel and these could be thawed by running electrical current through them with a pipe thawer or welder. When I was

Posted in Freeze-Ups, Frozen Lines, Frozen Pipes

Uncommon Sense: Frozen Pipes II

Manufactured homes are different in the way they insulate the floor with fiberglass and a heavy reinforced plastic support/vapor barrier.  While all this protects the house plumbing it makes no provision for incoming water lines or a pressure tank.  Most

Posted in Freeze-Ups, Frozen Pipes, Manufactured Homes

Uncommon Sense: Frozen Pipes

Winter creates many hardships, the worst of which can be frozen water and/or sewer lines.  I have seen times when wind blowing through a small crack can freeze a pipe 3 feet from the wall in a warm house.  Preparation

Posted in Freeze-Ups, Frozen Pipes

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