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Old 12-28-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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My duplex that I live in is built on a concrete slab. I was told that when the temperatures get below freezing my water pipes should be fine withOUT having to leave a faucet dripping or running. Is this true?
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My duplex that I live in is built on a concrete slab. I was told that when the temperatures get below freezing my water pipes should be fine withOUT having to leave a faucet dripping or running. Is this true?
That should be true in ANY home.

Can you give us any more information - such as where you live, a bit more about the duplex, etc.?


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Are the water pipes under the slab? If they are, you should be fine. The heat from the house heats the slab. Water pipes outside the house or in the attic could be a problem.
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The outside conditions and depth of the lines will control since lines below a slab in a heated home should not be a problem.

I lived in a home in northern MI with a basement, but the lines were not low enough in comparison to the theoretic "frost depth" due to the level of the natural rock that determined the utility depth.

The city REQUIRED owners to leave a trickle of water running at the lowest faucet for a couple of months and reduced the utility costs for that period.

It all depends on the local situation.

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