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i want to take a shower - i am so icky...

1122 Views 12 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Luckybustert
but i have turned the water off at the main. during a hard freeze i turn the water off and drain the lines. houston, texas houses are not built for cold weather. PIA.

in years past, everyhouse on my street has had frozen pipes but me. i don't have time to play this game, so i turn the water off. yesterday my church had frozen pipes and the resulting mess.

i have the day off and can be icky until it gets above freezing and i can turn the water back on.

does anyone else do this?
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our pipes freeze if it gets to 27-28 or so.
8:30 am temp 33 outside. turned the water back on.
Kemma, is your meter and everything outside? I think I heard some places down south have the meters outside and then if there is a cold snap, makes them more susceptible to freezing and bursting.

A lot of our snow birds turn their water off at the meter, empty the pipes, and keep the heat on very low when they are gone for the winter to keep the pipes from freezing.

the meters are outside, but that's not necessarily what freezes. what freezes are the spigots for the garden hoses, pipe in attics, and pipes that pass through unheated garages.
yeah, last week y'all were thowing snowballs at me for it being 80 outside. hee hee.

this is houston 80 one day, 28 the next.
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