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At what temperature is it necessary to turn on the pump to keep pipes from freezing?

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2015-07-15 21:40:54
2015-07-15 21:40:54

You answered you own question: at freezing.

At or near 32 degrees F your pump should be turned to keep water moving. moving water doesn't freeze.

It is important that any exposed pipes, filter and pump have moving water at freezing as this water will freeze first and cause the item to crack. That's expensive as compared to the few cents it costs to operate the pump.

Water starts to freeze at 32 degrees. So it best to turn pump on at approx. 35 degrees & leave on until the tempt. rises to 35

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you have to have good insulation wherever you have the pipes in your house or apartment. This will keep your pipes from freezing and bursting. :)

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There is no single best way to keep pipes from freezing. Insulating (wrapping) pipes is a common method. Leaving the cold water faucet open just enough for a slow drip is another method to prevent freezing.

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No, it won't help at all. You need to keep the pipes above freezing temperature (32oF, 0oC) and if it happens often (like for more than two weeks a year) you should invest in insulation.


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