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How low can you set your thermostat before your risk pipes begining to freeze?
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>>942273
It depends on the house. I keep my house set at 55 in the dead of winter and have no problems. My friend's house was set at 70 and his pipes burst on a cold snap last week.

If the house is well insulated and the pipes are free from drafts then they'll be fine as long as no part of them reaches the freezing point.
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>>942273

Not sure, we always just put a heater in our well pump house (lol innawoods) and at night we would crack the faucets so they were just dripping to keep pump running and water flowing throughout the night.
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>>942273

Interior or exterior pipes?


I had a plumber friend come solder in shutoff valves to all my spigots. I turn them off and drain before the first freeze.

My basement is partially built and the only part of my house with exposed pipes (minus the spigots). It gets about 5-10 degrees cooler than the rest of my house in winter. 66 upstairs, 61 downstairs 27 degrees outside.

I could probably turn my heat completely off and not worry about the pipes. Then again, I live in the south.

Basically, your mileage may vary.
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1degC
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>>942279
>I keep my house set at 55 in the dead of winter and have no problems

sounds uncomfortable.
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I'm surprised at the number of people who don't have a frost protection setting on their thermostats.
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>>942456

/diy/ is full of poorfags
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>>942447
not that anon, but i keep my house at 55 as well, with a sweatshirt and slippers on its comfy enough.
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>>942389
no, temperatures will vary throughout the house so going very low like that is dangerous especially in the basement
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