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There are a few causes for this, and the most common are in two categories - bad air flow and low refrigerant. Bad airflow can be caused by a dirty filter, clogged ducts, or a poorly performing fan. If the (relatively) warm air from your house isn't blowing over the coils, the condensation they normally create starts to freeze. Once they start to freeze, ...


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This depends on the particular house - both how the plumbing is laid out (are water pipes located in exterior walls, or not?) and the relationship between heat delivery and plumbing. It may also depend on the heating system - i.e. hot water baseboards often have pipes that run in poorly insulated spaces at the edges of the house, and can themselves freeze ...


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I don't believe anyone can provide a solid numerical answer to this question. We can all provide guidelines, advice, and considerations. There are far too many variables to consider to give this one mathmatical answer. I have heard of hundreds of cases of peoples pipes freezing when they have their heat set in the 60's. (not sure I have heard of it ...


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I recently purchased a brand new GE refrigerator and it was making a terrible noise about once an hour that sounded like a metal fan hitting something. Turned out it was because the ice maker was in the on position and the waterline hadn't been hooked up yet. However even when I called the store they didn't seem to know that would be why I was getting that ...


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Many points have already been mentioned, here is some supplement: Emptying metal pipes for a longer time period is a way to destroy them. A much faster corrosion from inside may start, since the residual water can easily react with the exposed metal and the steady delivering of oxygene in the air inside the pipes. The water inside a closed heating system ...


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There are shower heads which have a removable head in which the water is conducted through a flexible hose. It might be possible to have the valve on one wall and the shower head holder on a perpendicular wall. The water supply connection point of the flexible hose would be close to the corner on the same wall as the valve so the hose would hang close the ...


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I don’t know why you would need rock wool any r30 should work. As far as adding length and bends to the shower it should not matter. All shower heads have flow restriction built in so your limiting factor is the head itself


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A quick web search turns up some information. Obviously water heaters mounted outside require special handling. The Rinnai line has two lines of defense against freezing, including ceramic heaters and a mode that will run the combustion periodically to keep the unit warm. Naturally, the water lines still need to be insulated and heated to ensure against ...


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If you're so keen to reduce heating costs, apply heat tape then insulation to all your piping that is anywhere near a cold wall, and then lower your thermostat. The cheap tape is readily available at any hardware store, and is stupid; it just heats the pipe the same at all temps. The good tape is available at industrial supply and is self-regulating, ...


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The frost free or freeze proof part keeps it from freezing outside the house envelope. If the pipes in the crawl space get below freezing for a few days they could freeze but I would not be worried about the Silcock as snow actually acts like insulation. Ever heard about people sleeping in snow caves? I have done it at -20 and been quite warm. It sounds ...


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Yes, your plan would work providing your sump pump can handle the extra head pressure, which it should. Have you ever actually had a problem with this or is it the last thing to do on your "To do list"? I'm asking because I grew up in a house in the Midwest with the same layout as you have and we never worried about it. If the outlet was covered with snow ...


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