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Old 07-04-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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We have a cottage with a new basement . We were told that we have to have heat on in the winter. We do not use the cottage in the winter, the water is turned off, but we will leave heaters on ONLY in the basement.
My husband is concerned about the heat getting to the walls, and is wondering if we put up drywall with insulation, that we will have to leave the heater at a higher temperature, so the walls will be warm.
Can anyone give us any information, on the correct way to heat/insulate the basement, when only the basement is warm, and not the rest of the cottage.
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Where is the cottage located ?

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Our cottage is located near Orangeville Ontario
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If the cottage is not used in the winter then the proper thing to do is set the cottage up to be winterized each year

That means water lines are drained completely
Anti-freeze in toilets & traps
Insulation & heat tape on the main water line where it is exposed

Once you rely on heat to prevent a problem you must then make sure the heat is always on
Otherwise a power or heat failure will cause a lot of damage
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