Preventing freeze of water service

Old 08-07-06, 07:33 AM
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Preventing freeze of water service

Hello ALL: I am about to redo a small guest cottage. I plan to pour a foundation and rebuil up. I will be runnimng CU water service from the main house about 50' away with CU tubing burried 4'. My question: When I run the CU from the ground up thru the Foundation into the building, do I need to be concerned with freezing (4' below up thru and into building). If I do, what is required. I am in NY on Long Island.
Old 08-07-06, 01:48 PM
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I don't see a freezing problem with the way you are running it. If there is a crawl space under the biulding, you might consider insulating it up to the floor. In Ohio, 4' was the frost level and even with a crawl space and no insulation, I never saw a problem. Good luck.
Old 08-07-06, 05:35 PM
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Be sure to protect the copper when it goes through the foundation as the chemicals in concrete will eat it for lunch. Usually a piece of pvc larger than the copper will shield it well enough.

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