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Old 10-19-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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Keeping water lines from freezing

When using a space heater to heat the living area of the coach what do you do to keep the water lines in the basement from freezing if the furnace is not run? Do you put a 2nd space heater in the basement, or maybe a heat lamp? I'm not talking about storage of the unit, but living in the unit full time, and say your in Fla and get 3-4 days of freezing temps.

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:04 AM   #2
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You need your furnace on for tank areas the heat will circulate through area more evenly.
Space heaters used you should have all cabinet doors open for plumbing inside cabinets and baths.
Your coach is probably designed to use your furnace during cold weather.

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For the basement, I haven't run into any problems by just hanging one of these in the water bay. \ken
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I've mounted a porcelain light socket in the wet bay and run a 75-100W standard light bulb until temps get down to about 20 or so. Water heater on as well. If temps are getting to below 20, we put on the gas hot air heaters. We've modified the coach LP system so I can use a standard 20 or 30 pound LP bottle to feed the coach LP system. That way we don't have to keep taking the coach in to get the LP refilled. The mod is fairly easy to do but you need to get LP bottles without flow limiters in their valves and you may have to drill out one or two flow limiters in the gas spuds.
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