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Old 10-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Freeze watch tomorrow - sprinklers not blown out!


I am a bit concerned. There is a freeze watch for tomorrow night. This has come as a bit of a surprise, and I haven't had my sprinklers blown out for the season yet.

Am I totally screwed? Is there anything I can do to limit the risk of the pipes freezing, or do I just cross my fingers and hope it doesn't get too cold?
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Chillax. For it to freeze the pipes enough to burst, it would have to be well below 32 for more than an overnight.

I am still not blown out in Minneapolis. Scheduled for next week.

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Love the term Chillax! Perfect for this thread.

You should obviously blow out your lines as soon as you can but even in MA it is unlikely you will get a hard, deep, ground freeze for awhile yet? Obviously things like drip irrigation lines on the surface would be the most vulnerable.
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Weathermen always deal in air temperatures (not soil temperatures) and tend to be dramatic to capture ongoing listeners. Air temperatures are widely variable in a metro area and you probably know the low cold spots, a the warm areas. - We can have a temporary short morning variation in our area of 15F, but that usually affects only vegetation.

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Hey all, thanks for your replies. I cracked up at "chillax" because I definitely was way over the top in my post. Even after owning my house for almost a year (it will officially be one year tomorrow!), I still sometimes react disproportionately to situations.

I've shut off the water for tomorrow and am not giving it another thought.
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