Re: New Home Construction-Freezing Pipes
Posted by e-plumber on January 15, 2004 at 16:38:33:
In response to Re: New Home Construction-Freezing Pipes
: My home is a year old. Whenever the temps drop below freezing, my pipes freeze. The home is also on the beach. The builder has been at the home several times to insulate pipes that the plumber never insulated when the home was built. My question is: Shouldn't the plumber be held liable for the freezing of the pipes? T

: Thanks

Reply:
Here in NY, it is against plumbing code to install water lines in an exterior wall or an area where piping will be subjected to freezing temperatures. A lawyer can advise you on who the blame for this poor quality installation should be shifted to.
Insulated rarely helps to prevent piping from freezing, it may slow the freezing process, over time, insulated pipes will freeze also. The piping needs to be relocated. It helps to leave faucets opened slightly to prevent freezing on extremely cold days.
Good Luck. e-plumber


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