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   So we have had two nights at about 0 degrees. I did remove the waterline and used tank water. I have a commercial heat tape on the waterline with foam insulation on top of it.   When I bout 6” plastic ductwork for my underbelly furnace install I hade extra 6” ductwork. So i installed  it over top of the waterline for two reasons. More insulation and just in case we needed to travel. I could just pull it out if the 6” is frozen in place..


  Now I did try to seal the end so as to stop water infiltrating the fiberglass. 



    Vern in a T-shirt 

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Looking good Vern...

A Canada method is to affix a heat tape straight down the hose - don't spiral it around the hose.

Then wrap with aluminum duck sealing tape or heavy aluminum foil to conduct the heat all around the hose.

Then insulate with your preferred insulation such as bubble wrap, closed cell foam, batt insulation (if it cannot get wet)

Don't let the Winter Winds get at it anywhere.... 

Wet fiberglass has not much insulation values.

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When buying heat trace, specify "Self-regulating" vs unregulated. Way better life span, way more robust. An indicator light can also be installed on the end opposite the power supply, to indicate failures.

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