How do I keep water pipes from freezing?

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  • Sonya L Sonya L on Jan 28, 2019

    Buy electric heat tape and wrapit around the pipes

    • JUDY Fults JUDY Fults on Jan 29, 2019

      Just leave a teeny tiny drop of water dripping from the furthest spigot from where the water line enters the house. If there’s some heat in the house the pipes should not freeze. I’ve done this many times and it has worked for me. You might see a small increase in your water bill but it’s much cheaper than hiring a plumber or repairing damage from busted pipes!

  • William William on Jan 28, 2019

    Also foam pipe insulation or fiberglass pipe wrap.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 28, 2019

    Wrap them with foam insulation

  • Karen George Karen George on Jan 29, 2019

    In an emergency you can keep the faucet on to a slow trickle, but do the other things above for long term since you wouldn't want to waste water


  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 03, 2019

    Foam insulation will help, but you can just put the tap on an almost steady drip to keep it from freezing, have they frozen before?

  • Karen Karen on Feb 03, 2019

    The slow trickle is a great idea! In addition, open any cabinet doors so the air inside your home can keep them from freezing. You didn't say where the pipes are located. Lowes Hardware has these pipe insulation tubes. They are made of some type of thick spongy material. Can cut them to size I think and make a slit on one side then fit around the pipe.