The owners of the baths, who are located separately from the house, have a problem in winter with frozen pipes, more precisely, with the water that is in them. And this is fraught with serious damage to the pipes themselves, as well as the containers into which the water enters. Naturally, many are interested in how to do this in order to avoid this trouble.
In the old days, people used ordinary buckets to transport water to the bathhouse, therefore, such a situation could not arise in principle. But over time, all processes were mechanized, automated and simplified as much as possible. Now the water flows through the pipes, and it is enough for a person to unscrew the tap in order to collect the required amount of water into the container.
The issue with pipes in winter is solved for everyone in different ways. Some periodically heat the bathhouse, others install heating there (the pipeline is insulated).
1. First way
When laying pipes, it is recommended to use a heating cable, which will subsequently heat the pipes. Such a cable is used not only in the case of plumbing, but also in the construction of sewage systems, as well as for foundations, stairs, floors, roofs, greenhouses, drainage systems, and so on. There are special types of cables, self-regulating. They significantly save electricity.
The cable can also be inserted into an already laid pipe, and there is no need to excavate it. The effect of this method of laying it is more significant than from the outside. The only thing to consider is that it is not relevant for pipes with bifurcations and bends. It does not need a permanent connection. The cable can be plugged in as needed. Here there is a danger that the pipes may not withstand temperature changes and simply burst. To prevent this from happening, it is worth adding a special timer-socket to the cable. These devices are sold almost everywhere. They allow you to regulate the process of connecting the cable and disconnecting it.
2. Second way
If you do not want to overpay for electricity, you can use another method. A pipe goes to the bath from the central water supply system. Approximately two to three meters from the construction of the bath, you need to dig a small hole with a depth of one meter. The hole must be large enough to crawl into. A three-way crane is installed in it, and a pipe is drawn from it at a slight slope. A simple tap is installed in the bath, which allows you to turn on the water and turn it off. You will also need a second pit - an additional ten liters. It is dug up next to the first. It is needed to drain excess water under a slope.
The whole secret lies precisely in the three-way valve. When you open the tap in a certain position, water will enter the bath room. When scrolling it in the opposite direction, the water is drained into the second pit. Accordingly, there will be no water in the pipe and nothing will freeze.
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