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

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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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I'm in upstate NY, in the midst of the big blizzard that's going frozen pipes here. What I learned growing up though, especially when it got real cold (-20 to -40) is, if you leave the water to drip in each faucet, meaning don't turn it off all the way, that the pipes won't freeze, because there is constant water movement in the lines and they won't freeze! I don't even remember having frozen pipes growing up...ever...even on the coldest of days!
i second this. that is what we all do up here. it works. :) (massachusetts)
another small thing we do is open the cabinets under the sink in the kitchen and in the bathroom so the heat gets to it. it will help those pipes anyways.
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