How do i deal with frozen pipes during a canadian winter?

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  • 2 months ago

    1.  leave heat on and set to 50 [f]  {10 C} at minimum.  2.  wrap pipes with electrically heated tape  3.  insulate the space in which the pipes are most likely to freeze [like a crawlspace].  4. insulate the pipes themselves.  5.  crack a tap open very slightly to keep water flowing.  -- we used to live in Burlington, VT and Detroit before that -- have some experience with this

  • 2 months ago

    Same way we did it around Lake Erie, where you guys exported the cold weather to us Yanks.

    We didn't let them freeze.  We kept the water running through the house by opening up a spigot in the bathroom, a spigot in the kitchen, and another one in the basement.

    And despite the blistering cold from Canada, our pipes did not freeze due to the running water.

    NOTE:  The spigots were opened just a crack.  The water doesn't need to run fast, just run.  And you don't want to waste a lot of water.

  • 2 months ago

    By thawing them and then repairing them if they have burst. Or by living without running water.

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