Water pipes tend to fracture or crack when an earthquake occurs rather than burst (something bursts when the pressure applied to it's internal surface gets to large and exceeds the strength of the material is is formed from - a bit like if you force to much air into a balloon).
Pipes tend to fracture because the seismic waves make the ground move up and down, backwards and forwards and side to side. This causes the pipe to be bent in differing directions as well as being squashed and stretched. These compression, shear tensile and torsion force will, if they are large enough, create stresses within the pipe wall that are large enough to break it, forming a crack.
Water pipes burst during severe winter because water freezes and expands
Earthquakes can cause water pipes, gas pipes, and underground sewers to burst or break, refineries to be damaged, etc. which causes pollution.
Because water expands when it freezes.
Anomalous expansion of water and bursting of water pipes during winter is because ice takes more space than water
The water inside uninsulated pipes may freeze and expand during a cold winter, pushing opening joints or splitting the pipes, often unnoticed. When the thaw comes, the ice in the pipes melt, and the water pressure returns, and the water is able to spray out through the damaged pipes.
In the winter, water pipes can sometimes burst. This is because the water expands as it freezes into ice, and this causes an increase in pressure inside the pipe. When the pressure gets too high for the pipe to contain, it breaks and bursts water.
water expands on freezing
Many things, like deaths, buildings collapsing, water pipes bursting, power cuts, burst pipes, no signal, contaminated water, fires, landslides, mudslides, tsunamis, and many more...
Because when water freezes it expands thus bursting the pipes.
because the water inside the pipes freezes which causes ice to be created, which then expands and causes the pipe to burst
They freeze. Water expands when it freezes and the pipe breaks.
Water freezes at 0 deg C. As the water freezes in the pipes, it expands and it is the force of expansion which causes the pipes to burst.
Becuase when water freezes, it expands and burst the pipe from the inside.
Ice forms in the pipes. When water freezes it expands a little bit! In water pipes it sometimes expands just enough to split the pipe.The reason why water pipes sometimes burst in winter is because water pipes are full of water and in the winter the air is very cold, sometimes in the UK even 2 or 3 degrees celcius. Because the air is so cold, and the air is surrounding the water pipesDuring the winter, the cold air is surrounding the pipes, which has water. The air turns the water inside the pipes to ice. When water freezes, it expandes. The frozen water expanded just enough to cause the pipe to burst.
Yes, copper pipes can burst when the water inside them freeze. This is because, when the water freezes, it expands with a considerable amount of force, against the pipe, bursting it.
When water freezes in (unlagged) pipes during very cold weather, the freezing water in the pipes expands. This can cause splitting in parts of the water pipe, or in forcing open the joints in the piping. When the weather warms, so the ice thaws and the water flows once more in the pipes, so revealing leaks as water pours out through the splits and weakened joints. This is why most burst pipes are only discovered once the ice has melted.
Water EXPANDS as it freezes, hello.
It is important to protect water pipes so they don't freeze because when water freezes, it swells. If water is trapped inside the pipes the pressure from it swelling will cause the pipes to burst.
Because when the water freezes it expands.
water pipes burst due to expansion of water in colder regions.
A plumber is a tradesman (or woman) who mends burst water pipes.
Because the water expands! Water when it freezes - - expands. Therefore water in pipes will split the pipes; water in a glass will break the glass; water in plastic jugs will disform the jugs.
You gave the answer in the last part - you don't want them to freeze and burst during winter.