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Now that my pipes are fixed....

.... (long story) I'm going out to get a small heater to put in the crawlspace.

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So, light posting from me until the evening.

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Submitted by Splashoil on

Many years of working on shacks (and more elegant casas) have given some close shaves.
Frozen pipes are best protected with electric heat tape and insulation. Once I used a propane salamander heater to thaw a house full of frozen crawl space pipes and almost burned it down when spider webs and dryer lint made a flash fire. Another time I plugged all the vents around the perimeter to stop freezing drafts. That time I discovered the combustion air source for the furnace was sealed off by the plugging and hazardous carbon monoxide was causing headaches and nausea. I was lucky twice and have been very cautious ever since to sort out where the air for a boiler or furnace is provided. Carbon monoxide detectors are now code in most places for good reasons. Temporary heaters are always a concern. Be safe during the cold weather. Peace out.

Submitted by Dromaius on

Running a trickle of water through the pipes during especially cold times helps too. You can always catch the water in buckets and use it for something else....not a whole lot of watering done in the winter, but you could always save and freeze it for your multi-color igloo ;-).

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