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04:30PM | 09/06/07
Member Since: 09/05/07
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I have a very old gravity septic system that the pipes are freezing to and from the tank. I do not use much water and flushing the system daily with hot water does not work. It is a very shallow system with a small section of pipe actually exposed now. I live in an area that frost line gets down to 5 feet (well below the current pipes by at least 4 feet). I will be able to connect to city sewer in the next couple years so a new one is really not an option. What are some methods to "patch" this system for a few winters? Heat tape? Insulate exhisting pipes some how? Any recomendations of specific products? I had heard that some sort of insulated pipe from Canada is good to 60 below? Any idea? Thanks
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