Home Owner's Reminder for Winter. Remove garden hoses

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  1. hhplumbing

    hhplumbing New Member

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    Home Owners Reminder/Warning: Winter is getting very close, if not already here in some areas, please remember to remove your garden hoses from your hose bibbs (sediment faucet) to prevent the copper line from splitting.

    I see this all the time! It's an easy mistake to do or even forget about. Most people do know that leaving your garden hose on will cause the line to split in freezing temperatures (even if you have a "Non-Freeze" hose bibb.

    This post is more of a reminder for you the home owner to take off the garden hose BEFORE the freeze.
     
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    A timely reminder, hh Thank you>
     
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  4. hhplumbing

    hhplumbing New Member

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    Thanks Jimbo, it's one of those things that just seem to get missed
     
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Don't ask me how I learned this!
     
  6. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    It's a good reminder. But, suggest you consider replacing yours with one of the (few) that will drain properly even WITH the hose still on...then, if you forget, it's not an issue!
     
  7. hhplumbing

    hhplumbing New Member

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    That may be an option, but I still say remove the hose. It's easy to do and will save unnecessary work.
     
  8. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It's that time of year again to remove the hoses from the hosebibs on your home.

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  9. fullysprinklered

    fullysprinklered Active Member

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    People, people people. Knock it off already. Last big freeze in Atlanta I almost got rich.

    Just kidding; good advice there.
     
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