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HINT for those in cold country.....let water drip so pipes don't freeze!

Sister Jean 2009/01/14 23:34:03
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  • jellyfish 2009/01/18 22:49:01
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    jellyfish
    I wish I'd seen this before our pipes froze this week. Going forward, I will totally use this advice.
  • Lord Nils 2009/01/18 01:15:08
    None of the above
    Lord Nils
    +1
    I already do that, but thanks anyways.
  • m 2009/01/17 19:10:33
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    m
    +1
    Thank you.
  • Voldys_girl 2009/01/17 17:49:37
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    Voldys_girl
    thanks. its cold here.
  • jakep51 2009/01/17 06:59:57
    None of the above
    jakep51
    Just wait....Global Warming will solve your problem of pipe freezing.
  • Sister ... jakep51 2009/01/17 17:37:30
    Sister Jean
    I will be dead by then
  • Cat 2009/01/17 06:03:17
    Undecided
    Cat
    That's true.
  • Scars Remain (aka Vicki) 2009/01/17 05:31:30
    None of the above
    Scars Remain (aka Vicki)
    +1
    Not supposed to be this cold here! Wow, coldest it has been in about 4-5 years, we dipped down to the teens. I hope it warms up soon, I can't seem to get warm. I do remember the tip about letting water drip from living up in upstate N.Y. and the snowbelt of M.I.
    Thanks for reminding people, not a good thing when pipes freeze up.

    letting water drip living upstate snowbelt reminding people pipes freeze
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2009/01/17 02:34:25
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    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    Yes I agree, I have left water running before and it freeze. It has been a few years but I swear the water froze coming out of the faucet...........
  • Kate 2009/01/16 23:29:33 (edited)
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    Kate
    +1
    In extreme cold like we're had this week -24, we place small space heaters facing in front of opened cabinet doors of the sinks to keep them warm. You have to be SURE that nothing flamable is anywhere near the heater.
  • Sister ... Kate 2009/01/17 00:58:50
    Sister Jean
    +1
    I think that's dangerous better to let water drip
  • Kate Sister ... 2009/01/17 17:35:56
    Kate
    As stated elsewhere on this poll, when you're vacing -24 and lower like we get here from time to time, dripping fawcet won't help. We make very sure that there is nothing close by that will catch fire.
  • We-sa ® 2009/01/16 21:30:14
    None of the above
    We-sa ®
    +2
    If it is REALLY cold a slow drip isn't enough, it almost has to be a stream... slow one at least. You could leave it in the tub, and then use the water to clean, instead of wasting it.
    You could also hang a utility lamp underneath the house, wrap the pipes in insulation...
  • Linda 2009/01/16 19:56:31
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    Linda
    +2
    thank you for the information.
  • ctuagentdown 2009/01/16 14:17:38
    OK
    ctuagentdown
    +1
    already blessed with kids being home from school can't have busted pipes to boot
  • The Myth 2009/01/16 13:08:52
  • sandy60 2009/01/16 04:44:58
    OK
    sandy60
    +2
    Thanks for the tip..,cause it is ridiculously cold here right now. tip ridiculously cold
  • Sister ... sandy60 2009/01/16 15:30:11
    Sister Jean
    +1
    here to,my outdoor thermeter went to its lowest minus 5
  • sandy60 Sister ... 2009/01/16 15:35:43
    sandy60
    +3
    I think it is 0 degrees now. I have a 13 year old maltese who can't do steps......so I bundle him up and myself up and take him outside. You know it's cool when the snow crunches under your feet.
  • Sister ... sandy60 2009/01/16 15:41:10
    Sister Jean
    +1
    your sweet cute little sweet cute
  • sandy60 Sister ... 2009/01/16 15:46:05
    sandy60
    +1
    Aw....that picture is soooo cute. I got Zach when he was 12 years old....nobody wanted him...he looks more like this now: aw picture soooo cute zach 12 years
  • Sister ... sandy60 2009/01/16 15:47:48
    Sister Jean
    +1
    aw you are both SO sweet
  • sandy60 Sister ... 2009/01/16 15:52:54
    sandy60
    +2
    Have a great day sister....my day off....must do some housework.
  • Sister ... sandy60 2009/01/16 15:56:15
    Sister Jean
    +1
    list of things I cannot do house work list house work not vacuumed in 50 days list house work vacuumed 50 days
  • We-sa ® Sister ... 2009/01/16 21:33:29
    We-sa ®
    So, how much longer do you have?

    I try not to vacuum... Dust mop, mop I don't mind but I hate to vacuum.
  • sandy60 Sister ... 2009/01/16 22:28:02
    sandy60
    +1
    Hope you have some help. I read about your wrist....how's it doing? Will you have to have physical therapy afterwards?
  • Sister ... sandy60 2009/01/16 22:31:24 (edited)
    Sister Jean
    +1
    it feel OK and I am not sure what happens when the cast comes off..I guess theraphy
  • Catita 2009/01/16 04:13:44
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    Catita
    +1
    yeap, I have been do it that, it works.
  • Simply Cara 2009/01/15 23:26:50
    None of the above
    Simply Cara
    +2
    It never gets below 20 here so I'm good.
  • Honey 2009/01/15 20:27:04
    Thanks
    Honey
  • Sister ... Honey 2009/01/15 20:29:49
    Sister Jean
    +1
    thanks Honey
  • Ms Missy 2009/01/15 20:14:40 (edited)
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    Ms Missy
    +2
    its about 6*F here so ill keep that in mind lol

    6f ill mind lol

    also do not lick anything metal!
  • Kristi 2009/01/15 18:31:35
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    Kristi
    +1
    It is -35 degrees right now and I totally have been letting my water drip for awhile, it's so cold outside that I can't even stand there long enough for my dog to do his business and come back in, I am just hoping he doesn't run off in this weather.
  • BK 2009/01/15 17:17:10
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    BK
    I already knew this, but thanks anyway.
  • i812 2009/01/15 15:59:37
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    i812
    +4
    thanks but we are allready there. allready
  • big di 2009/01/15 15:54:35
    Thanks
    big di
    +1
    Born and raised in New York and New Jersey, so I already knew this one, but thanks anyway! For "newbies" to the experience, info like this can be quite a lifesaver (or at least a wallet-saver!). Also, don't forget to protect your more fragile landscape plants and shrubs with straw mulch and burlap coverings if you want to see them alive come spring.
  • dani 2009/01/15 14:15:52
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    dani
    +2
    it is always nice to share. it is -10 here.
  • biggman100 2009/01/15 10:16:03
    None of the above
    biggman100
    That trick doesnt always work in older mobile homes, where the pipes are usually inside a thin sheet of wood or cardboard under the floor, if it gets too cold out.
  • Becky biggman100 2009/01/15 19:31:57
    Becky
    Yeah, like anything under 20 degrees... above zero. That's it, we're moving.
  • Wasted heart 2009/01/15 09:07:25
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    Wasted heart
    +2
    Always good to share sound advice!!

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