preventing pipe freeze


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Old 01-17-07, 08:46 PM
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preventing pipe freeze

Hi, i have an odd one for you. We have boiler heat in our home. while it has for the most part served us well. gas prices being what they are, we had installed a woodburning insert into our existing fireplace. This thing has proven to be a great investment and could easily cut our heating costs by more than half. I would like to depend heavily on the wood burner but my concern is this. We do have some pipes in our system however, which are exposed to cold and inaccessible too. I am afraid that if the boiler does not run regularly these pipes may freeze and the resulting damage would then negate any savings. Is there any way that I can insure that these pipes would not freeze. The house would remain warm but the pipes in the crawl space etc. would not benefit from this. If not, then how often should I make sure the boiler runs?
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Run the circulator... constant or intermittent.
 
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Old 01-17-07, 10:14 PM
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The house would remain warm but the pipes in the crawl space etc. would not benefit from this.
With the vents if any sealed up and insulation on the walls it should be ok . From heat under the home from the floor above
 
 

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