Why do water pipes sometimes burst in winters?
When water freezes it expands, as opposed to practically all other liquids. (For this reason ice fortunately forms on the TOP of ponds and lakes.) The expansion causes pressure to build up that could eventually burst the pipe. However, most water pipes burst because, as the ice builds up in the direction of the pipe, the water pressure continues to build up downstream from the growing volume of ice, that is between the ice and the faucet's. (Water pressure does not appreciably increase upstream as there is much more water on this side.) This enormous buildup of pressure can eventually cause the strongest of pipes to burst. It is a good idea to leave a faucet dripping if the pipe leading to it is in danger of freezing. Not only does this significantly reduce the chance of the water freezing in the pipe, but it keeps the water pressure from building up to dangerous levels that can cause bursting.
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because the water inside the pipes freezes which causes ice to be created, which then expands and causes the pipe to burst
Ice forms in the pipes. When water freezes it expands a little bit! In water pipes it sometimes expands just enough to split the pipe. The reason why water pipes sometimes …burst in winter is because water pipes are full of water and in the winter the air is very cold, sometimes in the UK even 2 or 3 degrees celcius. Because the air is so cold, and the air is surrounding the water pipes During the winter, the cold air is surrounding the pipes, which has water. The air turns the water inside the pipes to ice. When water freezes, it expandes. The frozen water expanded just enough to cause the pipe to burst.
some times when temperatures go really cold in winters it causes water to freeze and as the water in pipes starts to freeze, the expansion that takes place when water freezes …causes pipes to break
Water expands when frozen, Metal contracts when frozen, somethings gotta give.
They freeze. Water expands when it freezes and the pipe breaks.
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Becuase when water freezes, it expands and burst the pipe from the inside.
Because ice (solid water) has a higher volume than liquid water. As water freezes the molecules stick together with hydrogen bonds but with large gaps in between thus the vo…lume increases and expands
Because water expands when it freezes.
Water in the pipes turn to ice and it will expand till it breaks. Always let your pipes run a little water at all times when it is cold.
Frozen water takes up 1Â·1 times the room and exerts 2,000 PSI whenit freezes. When the tap doesn't allow water to leave it muststretch the pipe open.
The water inside uninsulated pipes may freeze and expand during acold winter, pushing opening joints or splitting the pipes, oftenunnoticed. When the thaw comes, the ice in th…e pipes melt, and thewater pressure returns, and the water is able to spray out throughthe damaged pipes.
Anomalous expansion of water and bursting of water pipes during winter is because ice takes more space than water
Water pipes burst during severe winter because water freezes and expands
Because when water freezes it expands thus bursting the pipes.