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Water tank pipe freeze prevention update

anti freeze box construction

more details on building a box to prevent freezing


The new anti-freeze box made it through the 2010/2011 winter season doing its job of keeping the tank water from freezing during the few feet before it goes underground.

Once it settled the entire box shifted about an inch from the tank. A strip of foam pipe insulation works well to fill in a gap like that.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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