COMMUNITY FORUM

Paisgrande

07:32AM | 12/22/98
Bvplumbing
Ok...we did what you suggested....we took our hair dryer and heated up the pipe coming directly out of the water heater, and it worked like a champ....so we went under the house to do the same, but found out that the hot water pipes are actually above a layer of insulation....is there anything we can do now, without tearing the insulation down to get to the pipes?

DR HOME

10:42AM | 12/22/98
Nope!
Which is just as well. since they froze in your crawlspace now, they will again. This is an indication that they were never well insulated, or, nasty varmits made holes in the comfy insulation.
Pull down all of the insulation, defrost your pipes and begin insulating all of the pipes carefully. Begin by placing pipe insulation on the pipes and wrap the insulation with duct (not duck) tape to close up the opening. Then pack insulation around the pipes and tape this up thoroughly. You need to prevent all air from getting to the pipes. I would even go to the end run of these two floor joists and silicone all the seams of the wood. Then replace all of the regular insulation back in this raceway. You may even consider covering this raceway with plywood or polyurethane to help matters even more.
If this was my house I would say to hell with all of that and I would relocate the pipes up into the heated rooms. You can run them along a wall and then close up that wall with more drywall. I have done this on more than one occasion.
Do all of this to the hot and cold water pipes. Hot water pipes always freeze first due to physics. BEST OF LUCK!!!!!
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With technology similar to that used by keyless ignition cars, the Kevo communicates with your iPhone via Bluetooth or a k... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1