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Old 10-11-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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I am miles away from the cottage with the forecast of a low of 28* tonight.

I had shut the water off and opened all the faucets. Slab on grade CPVC.
The cottage has been running 5* warmer than the outside temperature.

Given the small time frame of the temperature being below freezing I should be ok without blowing out the lines tonight.?????

This is the only freeze warning this week.

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Old 10-11-2009, 08:05 AM   #2
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You might as well giddy-up and go do what you know you need to. We've all been in your position, we'll do it later. You know it will take less time now to empty out the lines then to install new ones after the pipes freeze. You'll enjoy your piece of mind after you do that. We all know how accurate the weatherman is.

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You should be o.k. with the weather tonight. However,the weather this year tells me we may have some early cold.

Best to winterize the place asap.-MIKE
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yes that was my thought...
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:01 PM   #5
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if it was sunny up there today your good that 28F has a load of heat to balance off a safe outdoor temp till sun up...
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if it was sunny up there today your good that 28F has a load of heat to balance off a safe outdoor temp till sun up...
I was going with that theory as well.

However I made the trip. All for the better as I was able to catch a few mice and reload the traps.

At what pressure should I blow out the lines at?

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