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water tank anti-freeze box

digging with Jackson shovel to bury waterline

The project to bury our waterline is now at the point where the pipe comes out of the tank.

My plan is to build a small, insulated enclosure that follows the pipe out of the tank for 5 or 6 feet before it begins to be submerged.

Stay tuned to see if this experiment prevents pipe freezing like I think it might.

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Don't forget to insulate the pipe in the ground as well until it has gone down below the frost line! :-)
Comment by Roland_Smith Mon Nov 8 17:51:35 2010
Mark's goal is to extend the box out until the point where the pipe is below the frost line. Since we didn't want to try to bury the lower end of the tank, we've had to bring the water line down at an angle from above the ground. My backup plan is to pile dirt or straw around the box if it seems like it's not enough to prevent freezing.
Comment by anna Mon Nov 8 17:57:23 2010

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