Monday, November 5, 2007

Winter is Coming/Something to Think About

Make sure all of your garden hoses are disconnected
from the faucets. Today most homes are equipped with
"frost free" hose bibs that are not supposed to freeze.
But what most people don't realize is that unless you
disconnect the hose from the faucet the water inside of
the faucet can not drain and they can and will freeze and
break inside the wall. Simply disconnect the hose so the
water inside the faucet can run out.

If you live in the south you need not worry. In the north pipes do freeze
and bust wide open if we don't take precautions. It just
adds to ambience of living in the north.

4 comments:

wildcatsthree said...

this is so timely. this morning I went to use the hose outside and no water came out. I thought my husband had already turned it off for the winter, but it seems he didn't and it may be frozen. We've been having some cold nights already, so I guess it's time to shut things down for the winter.

steven wilson said...

Hi Chris
It takes only one night of below freezing temps to freeze up that old water spicket.Glad you caught it before it did any damage.

Thanks for stopping by.
Steven

Ewa said...

yes yes yes
that's important at this season and it is so easy to forget it :)

steven wilson said...

hi ewa
thank you for dropping by today.it takes very little cold to freeze the water pipe.
steven