Should water pipes run thru the celling or thru the crawlspace?
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It is generally best to run water pipes through the ceiling or above the floor, rather than through the crawlspace. This is because pipes that are located in the crawlspace can be more susceptible to damage, such as from water leaks or freezing. Additionally, pipes located in the crawlspace may be more difficult to access and repair if a problem does occur. By running the pipes through the ceiling or above the floor, they will be more easily accessible and less likely to be damaged.
Use spray foam on the interior of the perimeter crawl space walls, sill plate and rim joist area. You will have a much warmer floor and your pipes won't freeze.
Be sure to insulate your hot water lines to reduce wait times for hot water.
PEX plumbing can also reduce the threat of broken pipes due to freezing. PEX can be chewed by rodents though.
Either can freeze so insulate.