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I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question

 
Deplorable QuantumLove
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I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
No busted pipes yet. It's getting very cold tonight.

Q. To make it through the night I remember reading in a pinch to run the hot water lightly overnight in the laundry room. Is that correct?

Any tips if it's to make it 1 extra night before you bleed the faucets?
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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
No busted pipes yet. It's getting very cold tonight.

Q. To make it through the night I remember reading in a pinch to run the hot water lightly overnight in the laundry room. Is that correct?

Any tips if it's to make it 1 extra night before you bleed the faucets?
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


depends how cold. Pipes typically don't tend to freeze starting until the low 20's in my experience.

Go get those foam faucet covers and stuff them with fluffy rags at each faucet and you'll probably be just fine.
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Open them outside to allow for expansion. and shut off the valve feeding them.
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Open them outside to allow for expansion. and shut off the valve feeding them.
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That’s all I’ve ever done. Never occurred to me anything else might be necessary
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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Thanks guys. I wrapped both faucets in a big llbean wool sock, and running the warm water in the laundry room.

Crossing fingers
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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Open them outside to allow for expansion. and shut off the valve feeding them.
 Quoting: TheRealRebel

That’s all I’ve ever done. Never occurred to me anything else might be necessary
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I couldn't get one of the hoses unscrewed from the faucet, and for the life of me I can't find the cut off value

I just need this night and I'll fix it tomorrow
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 Quoting: Justice4all


I know what needs to be done, but when in a pinch and you need to just make it overnight running the water inside might save me

Not running it to outside
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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Thanks guys. I wrapped both faucets in a big llbean wool sock, and running the warm water in the laundry room.

Crossing fingers
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


Buy pipe styrofoam.
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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Thanks guys. I wrapped both faucets in a big llbean wool sock, and running the warm water in the laundry room.

Crossing fingers
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


What is the point of running water in the laundry room?

Is that some kind of superstition?
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Charlie brown Planning an ice 9 attack
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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Thanks guys. I wrapped both faucets in a big llbean wool sock, and running the warm water in the laundry room.

Crossing fingers
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


What is the point of running water in the laundry room?

Is that some kind of superstition?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21354846


That keeps your pipes from freezing inside the house and avoid a flood. The expansion scenario.
OP might have a broken pipe if he/she dont trickle the outside tap.
I live in the cold.
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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Thanks guys. I wrapped both faucets in a big llbean wool sock, and running the warm water in the laundry room.

Crossing fingers
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


What is the point of running water in the laundry room?

Is that some kind of superstition?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21354846


Let the cold water drip from a faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe—even at a trickle—helps prevent pipes from freezing. Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during day and night

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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Thanks guys. I wrapped both faucets in a big llbean wool sock, and running the warm water in the laundry room.

Crossing fingers
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


What is the point of running water in the laundry room?

Is that some kind of superstition?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21354846


That keeps your pipes from freezing inside the house and avoid a flood. The expansion scenario.
OP might have a broken pipe if he/she dont trickle the outside tap.
I live in the cold.
 Quoting: TheRealRebel


This... trickle the outside tap, more than a drip, like a cup every 2 mins.

No point wasting warm water inside house.
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Nothing protects from weaponized ice 9.. Snap crackle pop
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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Thanks guys. I wrapped both faucets in a big llbean wool sock, and running the warm water in the laundry room.

Crossing fingers
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


What is the point of running water in the laundry room?

Is that some kind of superstition?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21354846

Cray cray

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Re: I forgot to winterize my outside faucets. Question
Thanks guys. I wrapped both faucets in a big llbean wool sock, and running the warm water in the laundry room.

Crossing fingers
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


What is the point of running water in the laundry room?

Is that some kind of superstition?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21354846


That keeps your pipes from freezing inside the house and avoid a flood. The expansion scenario.
OP might have a broken pipe if he/she dont trickle the outside tap.
I live in the cold.
 Quoting: TheRealRebel


This... trickle the outside tap, more than a drip, like a cup every 2 mins.

No point wasting warm water inside house.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78327751


Sometimes when I pee it trickles and I think theres more than 2 cups a minute.



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What is the point of running water in the laundry room?

Is that some kind of superstition?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21354846


That keeps your pipes from freezing inside the house and avoid a flood. The expansion scenario.
OP might have a broken pipe if he/she dont trickle the outside tap.
I live in the cold.
 Quoting: TheRealRebel


This... trickle the outside tap, more than a drip, like a cup every 2 mins.

No point wasting warm water inside house.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78327751


Sometimes when I pee it trickles and I think theres more than 2 cups a minute.



1dunno1
 Quoting: TheRealRebel




Don't force the pee. Let it happen naturally
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Di you have an extra electric blanket or heating pad you could put on the one you couldn't get the hose off of?
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Where do you live?
Debunker hiding in a bunker
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Di you have an extra electric blanket or heating pad you could put on the one you couldn't get the hose off of?
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No. I never thought of running a heating pad outside. Interesting

Good idea, but I don't have one.

Ty
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Where do you live?
 Quoting: Kunninglinguist


Northern Virginia

It's going to be a low of 21 deg Fahrenheit tonight
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Put an empty bucket over the outside faucets. That’s what I do.

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If you have outside faucets that already frozen, fill a pot with warm water and pour it over them. Then open them. You will have created an expansion area for when the temp plummets on down. This will save you from cracked pipes.
Leastways it has worked for me..
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That keeps your pipes from freezing inside the house and avoid a flood. The expansion scenario.
OP might have a broken pipe if he/she dont trickle the outside tap.
I live in the cold.
 Quoting: TheRealRebel


This... trickle the outside tap, more than a drip, like a cup every 2 mins.

No point wasting warm water inside house.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78327751


Sometimes when I pee it trickles and I think theres more than 2 cups a minute.



1dunno1
 Quoting: TheRealRebel




Don't force the pee. Let it happen naturally
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


Then it takes 5 minutes.

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Sock and grocery bag over the sock.
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They make pipe wraps that you plug in.

Ask your Ace guy.

They are pretty cool actually.
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They make pipe wraps that you plug in.

Ask your Ace guy.

They are pretty cool actually.
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Wow... ty... very cool
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Sock and grocery bag over the sock.
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Great idea.... I'm on it.

Ty ty

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This... trickle the outside tap, more than a drip, like a cup every 2 mins.

No point wasting warm water inside house.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78327751


Sometimes when I pee it trickles and I think theres more than 2 cups a minute.



1dunno1
 Quoting: TheRealRebel




Don't force the pee. Let it happen naturally
 Quoting: Deplorable QuantumLove


Then it takes 5 minutes.
 Quoting: TheRealRebel




So be it. The more you push the worse the problem gets.

All the years of you pushing as made that particular muscle loose. You need to stop pushing pee or poop.





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