Question by RoboticGenitals: Why does leaving the water dripping / running keep water pipes from freezing in the winter?
I suppose that another way to ask that question is: why is moving water (liquid) less likely to freeze?
What exactly is the scientific reason why running water doesn’t freeze, and doesn’t it have to be moving at a certain rate relative to the temperature?
Thinking in extremes: if the water was running one gallon per minute, but the pipe got down to -300 degrees Fahrenheit, wouldn’t it freeze then? I know I’ve seen frozen streams and creeks before.
Answer by Ashley
moving water wont freeze
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