winterizing unused apartment
Whether it's a condo or house, wiggs should have at least a separate water meter that can be turned off or more likely a main water supply shut-off valve. Then you can follow the winterizing suggestions.
If it's an apartment without a seprate water supply isolation valve, he will have to leave the heat on at least 50.
Turn the power or gas off to the water heater before draining. Fill it completely back up before restoring power or gas.
After turning off water main, open all faucets and valves for air for draining, especially the highest and lowest, and then blow the lines out.
Open the T&P valve on the water heater, too. Most hot water will drain back through the heater.
Flush all toilets, and use only RV-type anti-freeze, as suggested.
Last edited by Mike Swearingen; 12-06-2007 at 04:37 AM.