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    Need a Plumber's advice

    here's my problem...I want to put the plumbing for my washer in the wall. BUT. it is an outside south wall. I know that this is a big no, no, but it looks terrible and want to clean it up. Can I put it in the wall with a lot of insulation or am i stuck with this? I need some advice, thanks!
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    Just take yeer chit down to da crick and wersh dem..

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    Crick is frozen

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    I know of a great plumber in your area
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    Just take yeer chit down to da crick and wersh dem..
    should have seen that one comin'

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    Crick is frozen
    yup, das righ' parner

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    now thats funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    Can I put it in the wall with a lot of insulation or am i stuck with this? I need some advice, thanks!
    Honestly, check with your local codes &/or licensed plumber in your area - last thing you want is a home grown lake

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    If your worried about putting it in the wall then just box it off the wall where it is. That will clean it up and finish it off nicely. Use dry wall or have a wood cabinet built for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    ...I want to put the plumbing for my washer in the wall. BUT. it is an outside south wall. ...want to clean it up.

    Can I put it in the wall with a lot of insulation or am i stuck with this?...
    The trick is to keep the pipes entirely on the inside side of the wall insulation, and also allow room warmth to get to the pipes to keep them from slowly getting too cold when the water is not being used.

    What you need to end up with is insulation between the pipes and the outside, but NO insulation between the pipes and the warm room air. And you need to allow the room warmth to actually get to the pipes.

    If you seal the pipes inside the wall, they will not receive much heat from the room, and if it is cold enough outside, they can eventually freeze.

    What I have done in the past is to put the water pipes behind a flat wall with a fairly large vent/grill, so that room air can still keep the pipes warm, but they are hidden from view behind the vent.

    In your case, you may be able to build a shallow box, or even a false inside wall, that covers the piping. Then make sure the pipe space is vented near the top and bottom, so room air can keep the pipes warm enough.

    Don't wrap electrical pipe heating tape around the pipes. As far as I know, fire safety requires that heating tape must not be enclosed inside a wall or cavity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petron View Post
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    Good pic of Carl on the way to the shitter. Insulate your pipes and cut the sheet rock Put them in the wall replace you rock with no screws in the water lines finish the plaster work and do your next Load.

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    Hey Nick,

    I know this is kind of a pain in the ass,BUT what if you relocated the washer and dryer to the basement.Then you would be good to go and not have to worry about freezing or building a box ect,ect,ect

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