We heat the sewer pipes with our own hands: the choice of insulation and the ways of its installation

Ways of warming the sewerage system in the private house

One of the simplest and affordable ways of warming the sewerage system is to dig it into the ground even at the stage of installation of the engineering communication itself. The depth of laying pipes in the trench should be below the freezing level of the ground.

Ways of warming the sewage system in a private house

And what if you bought a house with an existing sewage system. In this case, you can use not very economical, but the most effective way of heating - an electrical cable. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. However, large bills for used electricity can significantly affect the pocket of the owners of the house.

One thing remains - buying a quality thermal insulation material that will last for many years and adequately protect your pipes from freezing.

Types of heaters and basic requirements for them

Nowadays, in a specialized store or in the construction markets, a wide variety of different heaters for communication systems is provided. Each of them has certain advantages and scope.

The most popular and popular materials are:

  • Fiberglass;
  • Basalt fiber;
  • Polyfoam.

Glass fiber( glass wool) is made of quartz sand with the addition of stalks. Such a material has a fairly low density and intolerance to high temperatures. It is most often used for thermal insulation outside buildings and provides additional insulation in the form of a roofing material. This fact is a disadvantage of this insulation, as it significantly increases the cost of such insulation.

Basalt fiber( cotton wool) - is produced on the basis of basalt-containing rocks. A distinctive feature is low thermal conductivity and a long operating life. The main advantage of this heater is the ease and convenience of installation. The disadvantage is the high price, which, unfortunately, blocks the advantages of this insulation.

Foam shell( expanded polystyrene).It is this form of foam plastic that is the most popular for the insulation of sewage pipes. It is used both inside the building and outside it.

In favor of what material to make a choice - it's up to you.

Types of insulation and basic requirements for them

However, there are the main points that should be considered when buying insulation for sewer:

  • Fire resistance;
  • Low thermal conductivity;
  • Waterproof;
  • Long service life;
  • The need for additional insulating materials;
  • Resistance to aggressive chemical and biological environments.
  • Ease and ease of installation;
  • Acceptable price.

Types of insulation and basic requirements for them

Warming of sewer pipes: mounting process

The simplest way is to install glass wool. To do this, it is sufficient to unwind the roll, cut it into pieces, which are wound on the pipes and fixed.

Foam shells are mounted as a designer in the following way:

  • Installation is carried out on whole pipes without mechanical damage and leaks;
  • The shells are laid in such a way that there are no crevices between them;
  • Joints are sealed with special foil or conventional mounting tape;
  • If it is required to additionally fix the parts, then use clamps or ordinary wire, which is wound over the structure.

Warming of sewer pipes: the installation process

Very little effort and ingenuity will be needed to get a solid and durable design.