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Water pipes should not of themselves crack at any temperature, however if pipes have water in them the water will freeze at temperatures below 0oC. If this happens then as the water freezes it will expand (ice is less dense than water) and as it expands it will either stretch metal pipes until they burst or crack ceramic pipes. For this reason external water pipes are buried at a depth to which the frost will not penetrate and internal water pipes are lagged to keep them warm.

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The water expands when it freezes and cracks the weakest point in the pipe.


If water freezes it expands. so if the water on your pipes turn to ice 0c then you are in danger of cracking pipes.


depends on what type of piping you are talking about. Are you talking about frozen pipes bursting or High temps??


The main purpose of such pipes is to maintain the temperature of the fluid in the pipes. A common application is the hot water from district heating plants. Pipes carrying cold fluid are typically insulated to prevent condensation and freezing on the pipes, which can lead to water damage and equipment damage.


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Because of the freezing temperature increases pressure in the pipe causing it to burst.



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