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Old 10-08-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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Residential Refrigerator exposed line

We are full time. It is supposed to get to 27 degrees and stay there for a couple days. How does one keep the exposed water line to the ice maker and water to the fridge from freezing?
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:00 PM   #2
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I used a 3' heat tape and added pipe insulation. Undo the wire ties, add the heat-tape close to the water line, add the insulation and then re-attach with wire ties.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:30 PM   #3
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I used a 3' heat tape and added pipe insulation. Undo the wire ties, add the heat-tape close to the water line, add the insulation and then re-attach with wire ties.
Would just the foam pipe insulation keep it from freezing if it's not too cold below freezing? I thought it was so stupid of Jayco to leave that fridge line exposed. They zero degrees test it and brag about it but yet leave an exposed water line!
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I used a 3' heat tape and added pipe insulation. Undo the wire ties, add the heat-tape close to the water line, add the insulation and then re-attach with wire ties.
Did you use a heat cable and plugs in to 110 outlet? Where do you plug it in? Do you have a link where you got it from?
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Did you use a heat cable and plugs in to 110 outlet? Where do you plug it in? Do you have a link where you got it from?
I used an extension cord and used the 20 amp on the power post. Make sure the thermostat is not under the insulation.

https://www.amazon.com/HEATIT-HISD-3...70937078&psc=1
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I used an extension cord and used the 20 amp on the power post. Make sure the thermostat is not under the insulation.

https://www.amazon.com/HEATIT-HISD-3...70937078&psc=1
Thanks for that. Gonna look into that this weekend.
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We camp in cold temps also. We have found at 12 degrees the water line will freeze on our fridge. No leaks (thank God) So you should be safe to the teens.

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