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Old 09-22-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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My refrigerator is across the room from my sink, I also have no foundation so therefore there is a crawl space. I'm hoping not to have to crawl under the house. I need to have a water line hooked up by Friday for my new frig. what route can I take to get this done?

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My refrigerator is across the room from my sink, I also have no foundation so therefore there is a crawl space. I'm hoping not to have to crawl under the house. I need to have a water line hooked up by Friday for my new frig. what route can I take to get this done?
Unless you live in a warm climate, I wouldn't recommend running that water line through your crawlspace.

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where are your other water lines ? If there under the house you may have to tap 1 of those lines & dirll through the floor & bring the water line up. If it gets real cold there just insulate the line
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where are your other water lines ? If there under the house you may have to tap 1 of those lines & dirll through the floor & bring the water line up. If it gets real cold there just insulate the line
Hard to insulate the line in a crawl space since warm air rises in the living space.
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I have insulated many water lines ( in my 25+ years of plumbing) in the crawl space after replacing them from rupturing from the cold . It's not hard at all to insulate them...Just slide insulation over them
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I have insulated many water lines ( in my 25+ years of plumbing) in the crawl space after replacing them from rupturing from the cold . It's not hard at all to insulate them...Just slide insulation over them
I don't doubt that, but if you live in a cold part of the US like Mass or upstate NY or Minn, I wouldn't do it.
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I don't recall hin saying where his water lines are currently located. Not to many places to put them in a home. Walls, crawl space, attic, concrete slab. If freezing is an issue . I have also used a product such as this

mnfactore states...prevents pipes from freezing down to -40

It doesn't get that cold here but, I've had custoners request I install this type product on their water lines in crawlspace



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I don't recall hin saying where his water lines are currently located. Not to many places to put them in a home. Walls, crawl space, attic, concrete slab. If freezing is an issue . I have also used a product such as this

mnfactore states...prevents pipes from freezing down to -40

It doesn't get that cold here but, I've had custoners request I install this type product on their water lines in crawlspace



basement, no problem....crawl space...different story.
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You might not be able to keep pipes from freezing in a crawl space. But I 've already been there & done that.. Where there's a will there's a way
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You might not be able to keep pipes from freezing in a crawl space. But I 've already been there & done that.. Where there's a will there's a way
Where do you live?
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I don't doubt that, but if you live in a cold part of the US like Mass or upstate NY or Minn, I wouldn't do it.
I live in Idaho. I was born and raised in Idaho. It can at times reach -20 during the winter months. My entire home is plumbed through the crawl space. As is typical in the area. The crawl space is well insulated. Likewise, the vents are opened in the summer time and closed in the winter time. I've never had a problem with freezing. Freezing of pipes is due to neglect, lack of insulation, or exposure to wind.
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Crawlspace or trays? Your choice.
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I live in Idaho. I was born and raised in Idaho. It can at times reach -20 during the winter months. My entire home is plumbed through the crawl space. As is typical in the area. The crawl space is well insulated. Likewise, the vents are opened in the summer time and closed in the winter time. I've never had a problem with freezing. Freezing of pipes is due to neglect, lack of insulation, or exposure to wind.
Lack of problems with freezing of water outside the house in cold water climates could also mean inefficient retention of heat in the actual living space.
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Lack of problems with freezing of water outside the house in cold water climates could also mean inefficient retention of heat in the actual living space.
Didn't you say hot air rises?
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Didn't you say hot air rises?
It does, so if you're able to keep water pipes above freezing in a crawl space, there's got to be heat escaping there.

Note that as temperature rises, so does pressure. It's called the ideal gas law.

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