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PLUMBING SYSTEM INSPECT DIAGNOSE REPAIR
ANTIFREEZE for BOILERS
BACKUP PREVENTION, SEWER LINE
BLOCKED DRAIN REPAIR METHODS
CLEANOUTS, PLUMBING DRAIN
CLOGGED DRAIN DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR
FREEZE-PROOF A BUILDING
FROST HEAVES, FOUNDATION, SLAB
HEAT TAPE USAGE GUIDE
HOT WATER HEATERS
INSULATION INSPECTION & IMPROVEMENT
NO HEAT - BOILER
NO HEAT - FURNACE
ODORS & SMELLS DIAGNOSIS & CURE
OIL FIRED WATER HEATERS
PIPING IN buildings, Clogs Leaks Types
PLUMBING FIXTURES, KITCHEN, BATH
PUMPS, PONY PUMPS
RELIEF VALVE LEAKS
SEPTIC SYSTEM INSPECT DIAGNOSE REPAIR
SHUTOFF VALVE LOCATION, USE
SUMP PUMPS GUIDE
TRAPS on PLUMBING FIXTURES
WATER HEATER PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS
WATER HEATER PROPERTIES
WATER, WELLS, WATER TANKS: TESTING GUIDE
WATER SHUTOFF VALVE LOCATION, USE
WATER SHUTOFF VALVE, WELL PUMP
WATER SOFTENERS & CONDITIONERS
WATER SUPPLY & DRAIN PIPING
WELLS CISTERNS & SPRINGS
WINTERIZE A BUILDING
How & where to pipes burst when they freeze? This article describes the different ways in which plumbing pipes freeze & burst & about the pipe burst variations by different piping materials. We illustrate several burst pipe patterns for copper water supply piping and include photographs of the different failure modes for plastic pipes & for galvanized iron water pipes. In a second section we illustrate breakage patterns when plastic, galvanized iron, or cast iron drain piping freezes. Our page top photo illustrates that hot water heating pipes in a building can freeze and burst or separate when heat fails or is turned too low.
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Freeze or Frost Damaged Copper Piping Break Patterns
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