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I just had a ten foot deep hole dug behind the house and am trying to find out the most efficient way to get the water to the house. I live in a moderately cold environment, coastal southcentral Alaska. How have others done the plumbing in freeze prone areas?

-- Mark Janes (, August 26, 2001


if you want to pipe it,, instead of haul it,, have to dig BELOW the frost line. Whatever that is in your area. SO find out the frost line,, and add 12 inches (far saftey), then lay your pipe

-- stan (, August 26, 2001.

What Stan said. Get the piping below frost level and you're all set. If you are on shallow ground you may have to heap dirt on top of the line to prevent freezing, even, but maintain that frost free level all down the line. Backfill around the casing tiles carefully, so you don't leave any gaps. Gaps bring cold air right in towards the pipes and can cause freeze ups. Good luck!

-- Jennifer L. (Northern NYS) (, August 26, 2001.

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