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Water lines to a bathroom in an addition attached to my house recently froze. I live in Detroit and the addition is built over a crawl space. How can I stop these lines from freezing? Are there (practical) products out there that I can use to stop the freezing or will the method of installation need to be changed? The pipes currently are attached to the underside of the joists.
-- Sigmund Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2001
Sigmund try this site http://www.dale-electric.com/easyheat.htm
-- Daniel Grimm (email@example.com), March 09, 2001.
DO NOT USE HEAT TAPE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS OF THAT SORT, YOU SHOULD FIRST GO TO YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE STORE AND BUY SOME FOAM PIPE WRAP AND THEN INSULATE ALL THE PIPES AND TAPE THE JOINTS. THEN CHECK YOUR CRAWL SPACE FOR BIG AIR GAPS, IF PROBLEM PERSISTS THEN YOU NEED TO RU A "WILD" HEAT DUCT DOWN THERE. WHICH WILL NOT COST YOU ANY SIGNIFACANT ENERGY LOSS.
-- PYDO PLUMBING, MICHIGAN (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 02, 2002.