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AUGGHHHHH! FROZEN WATER LINE


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#16 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 09:05 PM

If you do run another service line from your cistern into the house, run your service line inside a larger line along with heat tape.  Cover it with a good layer of snow.  The heat tape will keep the line open as well as the air around the service line above the freezing point and you should be OK.  A 3" solid drain tile would be about right, not the perforated kind.  Don't want any melting snow water to get inside.


Edited by chieffan, February 21, 2015 - 09:06 PM.

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Is the water line in the concrete slab under the living space of the house? Or the garage slab?
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Posted February 22, 2015 - 07:19 AM

garage slab,

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 08:24 AM

Just an example.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...m-/261613131409

 

I'm sure you could find something like this at Cabela's. Coleman makes one.

With some stiff plastic tube, you could jet it.

It'd be handy for future power outages.


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Posted February 22, 2015 - 08:57 AM

I would try to heat that garage up very warm some how. With bullet heaters or something like that. The concrete will soak up the heat after a while just like it soaked in the cold. Concrete has excellent temp transfer. Good luck. Tom
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