Water pipe heater delema
Our laundry room is build over a crawlspace, but the rest of the house is on a full basement. there is an opening about 1' x 3' into the crawl space. The pipes go to the washer from there. The space is unheated, all it gets is what makes its way through the 1x3 opening. the rest of the basement stays about 40-45 degrees.
we have had a problem once with the cold water pipe freezing over the past few years, but we put a electric pipe heater on it just in case it happened again. the problem is where it is wrapped around itin the crawlspace, the plug wont reach the nearest outlet. even if it did, the pipe heater has a built in thermostat that would need to be touching the pipe to turn itself on and off.
can i use an extention cord? i dont plan to leave it plugges in all the time, just in case i need it. would there be any way to bypass the tstat on it?