|April 2, 2016||#31|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Midway B.C. Canada
Another no freeze tap.
Last edited by henry; April 2, 2016 at 01:58 PM. Reason: spelling
|April 2, 2016||#32|
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Austin TX Metropolitan Area
My back flow preventer is above ground also and has three forms of freeze protection.
Insulation heat trace and an automatic water drippier when it gets cold.
If I lived some place where it really got cold and put my own stuff in I would plumb things a lot differently than they normally do.
Most of us here let out faucets drip when it gets cold enough.
A guy across the street from PA let his pipes freeze and bust two years in a row when it got to 10 degrees F.
I asked him if he protected his pipes and he said no I didn't think it got that cold here.
The weather man said it was going to get that cold I said.
Yes he said but I didn't think it would freeze here.
That's when I told him water freezes at the same temp no matter where you live.
Every time this happens the next day the stores are flooded with people buying out pipe fittings to repair busted pipe.
The last thing I want to be doing is working on plumbing in cold freezing weather.
Dont feed the homeless and they will go back to their natural habitat.