Preventing pipes from freezing......?

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  1. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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    Should i let all faucets (hot and cold water and the kitchen and bathroom) drip overnight? or can i get away with just turning on the kitchen on drip mode and leave the bathroom alone?


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  2. Runs with bison

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    Why do you expect any of them to freeze? Is the space around them going to drop below freezing? Has the heat gone out?
     
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  4. Terry

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  5. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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    thanx for the responses guys...

    the area where they freeze is in the wall. the house is over 100 years old. also the water boiler/heater is in the porch thats not heated so i am worried about those too...
     
  6. frenchie

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    Depends on how your pipes run.

    Basically, anything against an outside wall, should be left dripping.

    Doesn't need to be much. A single drop, every second or two, is plenty, unless you're getting into near-zero weather.
     
  7. 87vertgt

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    a week ago it was 25 below....iam the type thats paranoid...i'l just let them all drip :D
     
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