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Fix'n it 11-17-2012 09:26 AM

spigot shut off
 
i have ball valves on my 2 outside spigots. about 1' inside the wall. i am figuring that shutting off the ball valve and opening the spigot is all i need to do to prevent a broken/frozen pipe ?

joecaption 11-17-2012 09:30 AM

And make sure there's not a hose attached outside.

Fix'n it 11-17-2012 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1054198)
And make sure there's not a hose attached outside.

of course :yes: . do i need to drain the hose ? any problems leaving the hose outside ?

joecaption 11-17-2012 09:41 AM

I'd play it safe and lay the hose out with nothing attached to the ends, roll it up to drain it and store it someplace.
Why leave it out in the cold and sunshine and have it degrading. Connect the two ends together so insects do not make it there home.

Fix'n it 11-17-2012 06:39 PM

ok. i'l drain it and bring it in.

Fix'n it 11-17-2012 06:40 PM

oh. i brought my power washing inside. so i don't have to worry about it freezing up.

Ishmael 11-17-2012 09:15 PM

Don't forget to open the little piss caps on the ball valves and make sure water drains out (sometimes the little rubber washer stays stuck to the valve even when you've unscrewed the cap.) It's best to remove the cap and make sure the drain hole is clear (a small brad nail or tack works).

Fix'n it 11-18-2012 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Ishmael (Post 1054748)
Don't forget to open the little piss caps on the ball valves

i just went and looked. there is no piss cap on the valve.

hammerlane 11-18-2012 11:47 AM

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i just went and looked. there is no piss cap on the valve.


Called a stop & waste valve

Fix'n it 11-18-2012 12:18 PM

ok. mine is just a ball valve.


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