Re: Frozen Pipes in attic space
Sidebar question (and I don't mean to hijack the Original Poster):
I live in Utah, and have a two-story, where the basement is 3/4 underground--the overhang for the second story is about 4' above grade. I know this because sometimes I whack my head doing work cleaning up grass and stuff under the soffit.
I have PEX lines that run between the floor joists of the levels, out into the soffit, up the wall around the upstairs tub, and then back into the shower manifold to the upstairs tub. With a cold snap (our first since we've been in this house, and have had this bathroom finished), some of the PEX lines are freezing/blocked to the point that 5 min. with a hair dryer will warm them up so they flow. I've packed the outside with as much insulation as I can to keep warm air from the inside between the joists on the PEX, and keep the cold air away.
Would a heat trace line be applicable, or even advisable in this case?
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