Preparing For Winter On LOTW

November 30, 2021

Some cabin owners have already closed up for the winter. Others are hunkering down for a season of fires and exploring the icy outdoors. No matter what camp you’re in, the winter brings a ton of pitfalls for any cabin owner.


The number one cabin nightmare may just be plumbing. When figuring out how to stop your pipes from freezing, it’s as simple as making sure that water can enter (through water supply lines) and leave (through drain lines). For either, it’s easy enough to make sure your lines are angled, insulated, and kept above zero degrees Celsius.

While you can hope that a subterranean drain line or insulated water supply line are good enough to keep your pipes from freezing, it’s a big risk to take. That’s why so many four season cabins use heat trace– a product designed to wrap around pipes to keep the pipes from freezing and bursting.

Have questions about Kenora builders, contractors, or interior cottage design? Please contact Bill Scurfield by email at or visit our website

< Back