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When the Temperature goes below zero Do you let your faucet drip?

Sister Jean 2013/01/01 21:10:47
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  • sglmom 2013/01/02 08:50:27
    yes
    sglmom
    +2
    and keep the cabinet doors open .. put insulation around them ..
    and have blown out (as in close the valves and then blow air through them to make sure they are dry) for the winter any pipes to water outlets that I do NOT use ..
  • Jdogg 2013/01/02 06:11:08
    yes
    Jdogg
    +2
    And I leave my cabinet doors open also.
  • middlesex1957 2013/01/02 05:47:13
    no
    middlesex1957
    +2
    Before global warming we had 2 weeks of sub-zero here in Rochester, NY every year. We haven't seen that for at least 15 years, but I know how to live through it. My house then had plumbing that wouldn't freeze. All outdoor spigets were drained for the winter and there were indoor valves far enough into the house that the empty pipes couldn't freeze. The house was ok. The car was a different matter. Once it gets to about 5f you need put an electric blanket on the engine. At about -05 to -10 I used to just take the battery out of the car every night, put it back in before work and let the car run for 20 minutes before you put it in drive. That's what my Dad taught me. It always worked.
  • JohnT 2013/01/02 04:38:10
    huh
    JohnT
    +2
    We have never had it go to zero.
  • Picasso's Cat 2013/01/02 03:24:04
    no
    Picasso's Cat
    +2
    No way............. that wastes water.
    I play a video of a water faucet dripping all night instead........................ Lol.
  • Gregaj7 2013/01/02 02:42:52
    yes
    Gregaj7
    +2
    Usually at about -5 on that.
  • Robin 2013/01/02 02:23:36
    yes
    Robin
    +2
    all these kids, it is usually dripping anyways
  • TXredhead 2013/01/02 01:03:30
    yes
    TXredhead
    +2
    That's what we are told to do down here in TX
  • Fannie 2013/01/02 00:34:00
    yes
    Fannie
    +2
    Keep the doors open under the sink too
  • artso 2013/01/02 00:28:53
    no
    artso
    +2
    No, but all my pipes are insulated.
  • Jeff 2013/01/01 23:59:46
    no
    Jeff
    +2
    No need to
  • wildcat 2013/01/01 22:59:59
    yes
    wildcat
    +2
    old habits die hard
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2013/01/01 22:59:08
    no
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +1
    It would cause my drains to freeze.
  • Lonzo 2013/01/01 22:57:19
    yes
    Lonzo
    +2
    However, the pipes are buried quite deep. -20 is about when it becomes important.
  • SA 2013/01/01 22:52:30
    yes
    SA
    +2
    Sure do.
  • Mvr 2013/01/01 22:52:04
    no
    Mvr
    +2
    Even if it's nice out. I have to pay for water.
  • Kitty 2013/01/01 22:51:21
    no
    Kitty
    +3
    No but I should when it gets really cold. My kitchen pipes are just under a sub-floor (crawl space) built on the back of the house in /68 where there is no basement underneath. So far, so lucky with no broken pipes in 30 yrs - but there's always a first time. lol
  • Ville Squiggles The Finn\(>... 2013/01/01 22:48:19
  • Sister ... Ville S... 2013/01/01 22:49:50
    Sister Jean
    +4
    I have
  • Pete 2013/01/01 22:43:59
    no
    Pete
    +4
    No, don't need too. The house is insulated well enough.
  • Pele Emerging 2013/01/01 22:29:55
    None of the above
    Pele Emerging
    +3
    Sometimes, but mainly, I make sure the cabinet doors for sinks are open, too.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/01/01 22:16:24
    None of the above
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +3
    NEVER GETS BELOW ZERO IN L.A.!
  • Piper 2013/01/01 21:59:09
    None of the above
    Piper
    +3
    I've done that, when I lived in places where it got very cold. I've had pipes freeze before, and the temperature was no where near zero. Once I came from home work kind of late at night, and the pipes had burst in the apartment I was living in. It was not fun.......
  • Ned 2013/01/01 21:32:02
    no
    Ned
    +3
    Never goes below 0 here
  • Mrs. maggot 2013/01/01 21:23:22
    None of the above
    Mrs. maggot
    +3
    It never gets that cold where we live, but flowing water can prevent the pipes from freezing and bursting when the temp. drops below freezing (32 degrees) for an extended period of time. Many people do this in Florida.
  • Sister ... Mrs. ma... 2013/01/01 21:34:56
    Sister Jean
    +5
    I have to do it tonight 10 below tonight
  • Mrs. ma... Sister ... 2013/01/01 21:36:01
    Mrs. maggot
    +2
    brrrrrrrrr!
  • Sister ... Mrs. ma... 2013/01/01 21:37:04
    Sister Jean
    +4
    it's been mild ....now a big blast of cold air
  • MOMMA T... Sister ... 2013/01/01 22:17:46
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    TOSS ANOTHER BLANKET ON THE BED?
  • Sister ... MOMMA T... 2013/01/01 22:19:08
    Sister Jean
    +3
    I have an electric blanket
  • Buck Sister ... 2013/01/02 00:49:31
    Buck
    +1
    Almost as bad as Alaska,??I like the cold.
  • TXredhead Buck 2013/01/02 01:02:58
    TXredhead
    +2
    Yikes, how do you keep your pipes from freezing?
  • Buck TXredhead 2013/01/02 02:38:32
    Buck
    +1
    Well,,I`m not in Alaska now..You don`t in Alaska,In Alaska we had to keep the room warm if we had water in the house.
  • middles... Mrs. ma... 2013/01/02 05:56:44
    middlesex1957
    +2
    Oh, the houses and plumbing in the south aren't built to take freezing temperatures. Those of us way up in the ice and snow don't have the worries you do because everything up here is built to take it. For one thing we all have basements. Heated basements, the pipes are below the frost line - deeper than 3 ft underground. The only way for pipes to freeze at sub-zero temps here is if you don't have indoor valves on the outdoor plumbing which must be drained before the ground freezes (to a depth of 3ft) every year. In my 55yrs. here on Lake Ontario only last year did we ever have a "winter" where the ground didn't freeze. I think it's actually easier to live with -10 below zero here than 32 degrees in Fla. because nothing there is built to stand it.
  • Mrs. ma... middles... 2013/01/02 14:38:15
    Mrs. maggot
    My hubby is a plumber there is a huge difference in the plumbing down here...I kind of miss basements! Who knew? LOL.
  • steve~pwcm~jla 2013/01/01 21:19:12
    huh
    steve~pwcm~jla
    +5
    "0" in southeast Texas would be earth shattering. It got to 10 here once in my 50+ years.
  • ♥K14 2013/01/01 21:11:44
    None of the above
    ♥K14
    +4
    Don't really have a choice about that in this house - the plumbing is kinda broken.

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