Dealing with a renovation with a contractor that's a bit questionable... and a little concerned. I'm no expert on anything, plumbing included, so I would be profoundly grateful for some expert feedback I can bring back to my contractor. We recently bought a house. My wife insisted on adding an outdoor shower. Problem is that the on demand heater is on the other side of the room where the pipes would go for the shower. The only real options for running the pipe were up through the (uninsulated) space between ceiling and roof or ripping up the floor and running the pipes through holes/notches in the support joists. So our contractor ran it over the ceiling and wrapped it in heat tape. Here's what it looks like on the shower side (obviously will be insulated around that. IMG_20191109_110357 by orfeus123 posted Nov 10, 2019 at 1:54 PM We're up in the catskill mountains. Pipes freeze. Obviously we'd be shutting off water to that shower during the winter, but someone mentioned that there would still be some water in the pipes after that. The main concern is that sealing heat tape in the walls is a dangerous move. Is it? And if so, is there a better ideal anyone has (that ideally doesn't involve a massive expense... we're SOO over budget). THANKS!