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    Jan 1, 2019, 10:12 AM
    Pipes freeze in cold weather
    When it gets really cold outside, our hot water freezes in part of the house. I've installed foam board, insulation around the pipes, everything I can think of. It seems to freeze right at the metal elbow. Our pipes are mainly plastic but the elbows are metal. What else can I do to prevent this from happening every year?

    Thanks so much.
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    Jan 1, 2019, 01:10 PM
    Heating tape,

    https://www.acehardware.com/departme...heating-cables
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    Jan 2, 2019, 06:05 AM
    Assume you are already doing this, but be sure to leave a little water running, especially on the hot side in your case.

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