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Protect pipes in porch/utility room

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mcdermottc, 17 Oct 2015.

  1. mcdermottc

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    we have just moved into a house which has a large porch at the rear which is used as a utility room for a washing machine and freezer which also has a double radiator in the room.

    The previous occupants said the pipes froze last year and that they have since well insulated the room. Whilst i do not doubt they have done this, i would like to avoid any further pipes freezing.

    Could anyone advise me on the simplest/best way to do ensure this without too much expense ? I had thought that about putting a thermostatic electric fan heater in and set it to come on when the temperature drops to just above freezing to take the chill off the room ?

    The room has two windows which are double glazed.

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    you could install a control stat that is based on the outside temperature.
     
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    You make the call but in cold weather all the house rads should be on 24/7 trickle heat - to prevent freezing, and helping prevent condensation.

    A frost stat is a must for your utility room.
     
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    Sorry being thick here but what do you guys mean by frost stat or control stat

    Thanks
     
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