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Old 10-23-2016, 06:00 AM   #16
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Good discussion and I want to add one of the more important solutions to freezing pipes. Where wrapping them in insulation helps it will often not be enough. Where possible, insulation should be located between the pipe and the cold area and leave the pipe exposed to the source of heat, the warmth of the house.

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Good discussion and I want to add one of the more important solutions to freezing pipes. Where wrapping them in insulation helps it will often not be enough. Where possible, insulation should be located between the pipe and the cold area and leave the pipe exposed to the source of heat, the warmth of the house.

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Good point. My inspector called this one out.
The first pic is what the "pros" did.
Second pic is my repair.
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Good point. My inspector called this one out.
The first pic is what the "pros" did.
Second pic is my repair.


Pugs, btw, doing a fantastic job with the house!

Bringing the supply lines up thru the floor and away from a outside wall would be another option. It's not always practical, but I try to stay out of out side walls altogether.
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Bringing the supply lines up thru the floor and away from a outside wall would be another option. It's not always practical, but I try to stay out of out side walls altogether.
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In my case above , you can see a false wall that the pipes and duct are in with a full 6" Roxul behind.

I agree about keeping supply pipes out of the outside walls. Kitchen sink is on an outside wall with supply pipes thru the floor.
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