How to prevent frozen pipes in bitter cold winter temps....

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  1. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Joined:
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    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    Location:
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    Check out this house.... the original contractor never, ever installed the 2 side vents in the crawl space properly
    and you could put your arm through above the vent to the outside...... and the home present owner never went down into the crawl space.... So this house has been like this since the mid 90s when it was built and I dont know how it never froze up before this winter......... Check out the second picture, you can see the main water line coming into the basement right under this open window.....

    I took a bunch of insulation and crammed them closed from the crawl space but the damage had already been done
    with the whole finished basement flooding out...


    On the bright side , now that I have put the insulation into the vents , I would guess that their heat bill will probably
    drop about 75 bucks a month
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