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    Frozen Pipes In The House

    What do you guys do to prevent your pipes from freezing in your house?
    I know what the experts say to do drip water, leave cabinet doors open, ect!
    Thank God for Pex pipe in my mobile home when my water froze up last week! My wife did the above like always and my water froze up. This is the second time in 12 years that this has happened thought I had the problem fixed but Mother nature proved me wrong!
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    Move to a warmer state!!!! Did or have you put insulation on both the cold and hot water lines? I don't live in the cold as you do but I would atleast try that!

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    are you living there? if yes drip water, insulate the pipes, if not drain the system and throw in RV antifreeze

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    At my cottage we always used to small heaters to keep it above freezing. Now we have a furnace set to 45. If your not heating it then id say find a way to blow all the water out of the lines.

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    I leave the water just above a drip on all the faucets on the cold nights. Come summer I'm going to insulate and wrap the water lines with electrical heat tape. Worked great in my last trailer, just turn it on in the winter and forget about it. Get the self regulated style that turns on only when it's cold enough to freeze.

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    Yes we live in it year round! It freezes at the hot water heater location so I wrapped the pipes with pipe foam insulation but I guess heat tape is in my future!

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    Is the waterheater located in a room outside the main house? I had a moblie home in Northern Mi,and the tank was in a area with a outside entrance. With insulation and a Pin Up lamp with a 100 watt light bulb it would keep the small area warm enough. Also did that at 2 different cabins in the well house. Surprizing how much heat just a bulb can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    are you living there? if yes drip water, insulate the pipes, if not drain the system and throw in RV antifreeze
    Yeah make sure you put it in the water from which you drink. It'll kill you probably. Just drain down heat and water pipes and leave the faucets open.

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    Thanks guys!

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