Frozen Pipes problem

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Old 01-22-03, 08:42 AM
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Frozen Pipes problem

My wife and I bought a house last summer that has a kitchen addition that was POORLY build. The crawl space leaves our pipes susceptible to freezing (actually I'm working on a frozen hot water pipe today).

We need to fix this problem this spring and would rather just put the money into a total kitchen renovation rather than fixing the problem and then renovating later on.

HOW CAN WE MAKE IT THROUGH THIS WINTER?

IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO TRY TO REARRANGE OUR SINK AREA CLOSER TO OUR MAIN HOUSE AREA TO REDUCE THIS FREEZING RISK?

 
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Old 01-22-03, 10:20 AM
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Idea location would be on an inside wall, for now you need to insulate the pipes and block all vents and the crawl hole from outside airflow.
 
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Old 01-22-03, 04:55 PM
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If the pipes are under the floor I would remove any insulation that is between the floor and the pipe. This will allow heat to get to the pipes. Install insulation below the the pipes. Rigid fastened to the underside of the joist would help.
 
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Old 01-22-03, 05:32 PM
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You could wrap the pipes with heat tape, and get throught the winter.
 
 

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