How much heat to keep pipes from freezing

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On 1/9/2011 1:18 PM, Metspitzer wrote:

Get a couple of clamp on globe lamps with brooder bulbs in them and a small box fan to move air around.
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Metspitzer wrote:

Two lamps.
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Metspitzer wrote:

Gas water heater?
Perhaps venting the hot air into the room instead of out the roof will supply enough heat...
Should only cost about $30 (for a CO detector). Adjusting the vent requires only a sharp rap with an adequate hammer.
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Metspitzer wrote:

Get a drop cord and put the bulb UNDER the pipe; heat rises.
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wrote:

Good suggestions all Thanks everyone
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wrote:

Buy one of those little ceramic electric heaters. Walmart, hardware store, building center, etc.. They're about $30 and very safe to use. They draw lower wattage than the bigger electric heaters. Blow it toward the wall where the pipes are. (of course leave a few feet in between - read the directions to know how far to space it from walls). Heat tape is costly too, but it may be a little cheaper, but this heater wont need anything installed. Just plug it in.
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On 1/10/2011 4:43 AM, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

How do you figure that? Almost all heaters draw ~1500W on high, and some portion thereof on medium and low.
Not that I'm adverse to ceramic, but they don't draw less power.
Jeff
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