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Posted by Dodgeman on June 15th, 2002 03:30 PM
In reply to Insulation for septic pipes, in artic conditions by Ransdy on June 15th, 2002 10:15 AM [Go to top of thread]

I lived one winter in central WI in a house trailer hooked to a septic system. The septic pipe leading to the septic tank was approximately 3 feet in the ground, but the length of pipe under the trailer was exposed to the unheated air for about 20 feet. The trailer was raised 3 to 4 feet above the ground. The temperatures that winter got as low as 20 below zero, with one entire week where it never got above 10 below zero. I never had any trouble with freezing. The drain pipes should empty by gravity with every flush or use, and as long as the drain water doesn't stand in the pipe, I don't think you would have a problem.
BUT I'm not sure what you mean by "Artic" conditions. If your talking about 60 to 70 below zero, that could be another story.
What part of the world and what temperatures are you talking about?

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