4.1488.1 Climate Considerations for Insulating Water Lines Located Between Bottom Board and Ground

Topic: 
Basements and Crawl Spaces
Subtopic: 
Special Considerations
Desired Outcome: 
Water supply line does not freeze in cold climates
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
4.1488.1a
Work assessment

Installer prework assessment will be conducted to determine:

  • Water leaks do not exist
  • Accessibility

Water leaks will be repaired before installation

Verify scope of work

Ensure that work space is safe and ready for work

4.1488.1b
Installation

Pipe freeze protection system will have thermostatic heat control and circuit protection

Insulation will be installed over pipe freeze protection system when necessary

Pipe will be protected from wind

Ensure fire safety

Protect supply pipe from freezing

4.1488.1c
Occupant education

Occupants will be educated on efficient and safe operation and maintenance of heat tape

Ensure safe and durable protection of water line