How to keep pipes on outer walls from freezing?

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Feb 02, 2019

    Cover well....check with hardware store and see all that is available. You should be able to find exactly what you need. Good luck!

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Feb 02, 2019

    Pat,. Keep your thermostat at least 55, or higher If your running your water here and there, the pipes wont freeze. The outer walls should have heat registers, which should keep the walls warm. Aloha!

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Feb 02, 2019

    Insulate!!!! If the pipe is inside the outer wall and you can't reach it, you're going to need to add insulation on the outside of the wall. I would use a sheet of insulation board covered by corrugated plastic or metal and bolt that (masonary bolts) to the wall. Seal the edges (expanding foam for outdoor use) and then feel free to decorate the new 'wall' any way that looks nice. If the pipes are outside of the walls, there are insulative pipe covers available in the plumbing section of DIY stores. They look like small gray pool noodles.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Feb 02, 2019

    spray foam inside walls,batting inside walls or add to outside of building(codes?)