Kithen was extended before I bought house. Basement made of cinderblock walls. The back of the kitchen (sink) is extended over the cinderblock. Every year the pipes freeze and the kitchen floor is freezing. The space cut into the cinderblock in the basement for the pipes is about 3x2" but full of pipes. The pipes go back and up to the sink. I can't get to them to wrap them. What do I do?
I'm with Piffin, if you use heat tape for as far as you can reach and then spray foam in there to seal it up the rest of the way I would think the heat would rise up the pipe solving your problem. If you go this route they sell an outlet that turns on and off when the temps go above or below a certain temp.
If temps are expected to be real cold let faucets drip, very little, overnight. This will keep the water moving and I've never heard of a pipe freezing while doing this.
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