The home is in the Sacramento, CA area. It sometimes gets down to 28-30
degrees F in the winter months. Last year I use that black spongy pipe
insulation to protect my pvc supply to valve lines, and all hose bibs.
This was especially difficult because the piping is tortuous, but it
I'd like to find an easier way. I've seen those green batten stuffed bags
used to protect large piping systems at industrial and office sites. That
seem like a good way, but I can't find anyting like that that fits my
Next I thought about wraping the pipe assemblies (all pipes at once,
including sprinkler valves) with either bubble wrap or that thin spongy
black or white sheets, and then covering with a tarp like material.
Some of the piping assemblies are large...2' x 2'.
email@example.com (Scott Lurndal) wrote in writes:
You're probably right. The home was my dad's, and I don't remember him
ever wraping pipe in the 30 years he owned the home. He passed away three
years ago, and now I have the home.
My concern is that because it's not my primary home, and I live about 2
hours away and only go up there once a month or so, if there were a pipe
burst, I wouldn't know, and a neighbor may not see it, depending on where
the burst was.
Yeah, you're right about all of that. I do have an expansion tank on
the water heater..I had to install a new water heater in May, and an
expansion tank was a local requirement. Anyway, there's also a pool,
and the water has to be kept on to keep the filter going during the
Basically, I did that last year, but Lowes/Home Depot had the split
black foam tubing, with self-sticking stuff. I had to buy two size
diameters, since my pipe sizes varied, and I also used special cold
weather tape to add additional 'stick'. It all worked great, but lots
of measuring and planning and cutting. This spring, I had to cut them
all off. Don't want to do again, so that's why I;m looking for and
easier way, such as wrapping the entire set of pipes with sheet foam.
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