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    Dec 2010

    Default water pipes freezing

    I live in a 100 yr old cottage in Colorado...........My water pipes are located just inside an outside wall with 1/2" thick siding. They have some batting-type insulation wrapped around them.......and 1 pipe has a heat tape....which may not be working ( the lite goes on but pipe has frozen anyway.) Would stacking some bales of hay alongside the wall where the pipes are help insulate them? My landlord is not interested in solving this problem......I'm looking for a creative, practical solution. I do trickle water when the temps reach 22 degrees or less.....but sometimes the temps drop quickly and unexpectedly.......and have done so several times before I could get home to trickle water..............and of course the pipes froze and burst. I would appreciate some suggestions. Thanking someone in advance!!! McKenzie
    Last edited by rockingstar; 12-27-2010 at 09:45 PM. Reason: misspelled word

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