Important Message from Our CEO:
Does the snow melt between your outdoor boiler and your home like this?
This may be normal if you recently installed and back filled your underground pipe since the earth was disturbed
and is still settling. Remember that heat is always escaping the earth and it will take the path of least resistance - so the heat from the earth will melt snow over ground that has not yet settled FIRST
But, if your underground pipe is not waterproof
, your pipe will fill with water. This will SUCK HEAT
away from your tubing between the boiler and the house. You may have 180 degree water leaving the boiler, but only 140 degree water arrives into the home
! Not good.
The earth will absorb an infinite amount of heat. So if your underground pipe is not waterproof, how much extra wood are you burning to heat the ground?
There are easy ways to test for this heat loss. See our article below for the simple test.
outer casing of underground pipe is drain tile, and drain tile is not manufactured to be waterproof! Drain tile has pinhole leaks throughout and it doesn't matter for what drain tile is normally used for. But if FAILS when used as underground insulated PEX pipe. We call it "Do-Over Pipe"
because you will likely have to do it over!
Our Insulated PEX has only a WHITE outer casing. This stuff is made in Canada where they know how to make a product that survives the cold, frozen ground. Only WHITE outer casing is reliable and waterproof!
We are getting another crazy cold Arctic Blast coming next week here in Michigan with frigid single digit temps on the way - Stay Warm! Maybe a few laughs will help warm you up...click HERE
All the best,