Today, living in your own country house or cottage is very popular. The advantages of a separate residence are the ability to originally equip a frame house, build it according to your own project plan, and, at your discretion, make a modern landscape design.
In this housing, special attention should be paid to the correct sewerage and water supply system. Below we will take a closer look at how sewer pipes are insulated in a private house.
At your discretion, you can either run sewer pipes with your own hands, or buy a ready-made special water treatment plant.
But it should be borne in mind that it will also be very important to take care of the pipeline as a whole. For a more efficient operation of the sewage system in a frame house, it is worthwhile to work well on the insulation of sewer pipes.
Do-it-yourself sewer pipe insulation should be carried out in regions where temperatures are often low, due to which the soil can freeze.
That is why, in order to prevent unpleasant situations, it is worth taking care of reliable and high-quality insulation of sewer pipes. For the well functioning of the sewerage system, facilities for domestic waste water will be needed.
It is possible to insulate the pipes at the time of their installation. In the northern regions, as a rule, polypropylene pipes are used for sewage. They are strong enough to withstand low temperatures.
1) Lay the pipeline below the level of soil freezing; that is, the pipeline is laid at a distance of 10 cm from the layer of freezing soil. This method is quite laborious and the cost of construction will increase significantly.
In addition, it should be borne in mind that in the event of an emergency, you will have to dig a whole trench, and after troubleshooting it, bury it again. This option is more likely to suit people who have special equipment or an excavator on their site;
2) Apply electric cables; this option involves laying cables inside the pipe, which will be fixed on the outer surface of the entire pipeline. To carry out such work, it is necessary to prepare a trench with a depth of at least 0.5 m. Usually, the exit of sewer pipes in a frame house is based on a shallow depth, for this two methods can be applied:
This approach will allow insulating the pipe underground, regardless of weather conditions.But the second option also has its drawbacks:
A continuous and constant supply of electricity will be required!
3 ) Use all kinds of thermal insulation materials . This option is considered the most proven and reliable. With this method, it is necessary to insulate the pipes at home with special materials - tow or mineral wool.
Do-it-yourself insulation of sewer pipes from tow will work for many years, and if the installation is treated with special oil paint, it will take even longer.
It is more efficient and reliable to insulate sewer pipes with mineral wool.
To do this, you need to use a material with a thickness of at least 5 cm. Do not forget that mineral wool requires additional treatment with a special waterproofing compound or a roofing material casing.
Plumbing in a frame house has become an integral part of our everyday life. Without this communication, the house will not be comfortable.
But for most residents of frame houses, there is some problem in the winter - this is the freezing of water in the water pipes. To avoid this trouble, it is necessary to better insulate the pipe and protect it from frost with special materials.
When choosing insulation with conventional materials (mineral wool or foam), installation must be performed below the layer of soil freezing. A layer of thermal insulation material is laid in a certain thickness recommended by the supplier.
An important point when installing the pipeline - it must be laid in a special box. Thanks to this, you get additional protection, and the thermal insulation material will last longer.
An important point when installing the pipeline - it must be laid in a special box.
Thanks to this, you get additional protection, and the thermal insulation material will last longer.
Also, you should pay attention to the entrance of water pipes into the house . In this place, the pipes come very close to the surface, because of this, the protection from the cold in this place should be more reliable.
The most dangerous area of freezing will be the exit of water pipes to the surface. These plots are located, as a rule, in front of the water supply entrance to the frame house.
They easily undergo freezing processes, due to their unprotectedness under thick layers of soil.
When insulating pipes with your own hands, the same building materials are used on the surface as for thermal insulation of communications in the ground. In this case, it is better to install a thick material for thermal insulation.
In addition to protection from the cold, these areas also need a special waterproofing layer. If you do not do it, then the insulation will quickly deteriorate and freeze.
Different types of waterproofing can be used construction material. For example, a film, roofing felt or plastic boxes. Sometimes the exit is additionally protected with silicate brick masonry or a layer of concrete.
In this case, in addition to protection against moisture and mechanical external influences, the thermal insulation of the structure will also increase.
If you use a special heating cable for insulation, then the outlet of water pipes from the ground must be wrapped more carefully and reliably.
And accordingly, waterproofing should be of better quality and more reliable.
Also, for the insulation of the water supply system, you can use such an insulation material as polyethylene foam. It has a rather limited area of use, since its properties and characteristics are not large enough compared to mineral wool. When using it, high-quality insulation does not occur, and as a result, heat losses increase. It will not work to insulate water pipes with high quality and reliability using polyethylene foam.
But the situation will change if you use polyethylene. Thermal insulation pipes made of polyethylene, together with sheet materials and the necessary accessories, will form a common universal insulating communication system.
Polyethylene is perfectly mounted, and its cost is not great. Pipes made of this material can be used on new laid systems or on existing ones. There is a special latch on the pipes, which is quite convenient, especially in places where permanent installation and dismantling of insulation is required.
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