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Old 01-30-2014, 07:45 PM   #41
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Got home to Signal Mtn, TN two weeks ago to find water streaming out of the garage -- which is built into the house. We're well off the road, so no one saw it for a week. Temps had gotten to -5 F in our neighborhood. Finished garage had to be stripped to the studs and dried out. Ceiling sheetrock had collapsed and everything soaked. The warm water even penetrated under the stamped concrete driveway pad outside, froze, heaved up and cracked it. We'd left the water running, never expecting temps like these. The boat in the backyard came through fine, though

(No worries, Don. It was my previous house you built, not this one. )
Whew! Having built a few hundred home up there, I do worry when temps drop that low.It was 9 in the valley recently. I saw one of my home owners had left their garage door open. I stopped and told them to close it and disconnect their water hose out side.

Tough luck on the freeze. I had a lady that would turn the heat off in her home to spend the winter in Texas. The house froze up twice before she learned to leave some heat on. The guys didn't mind working for her. They called her Miss Texas.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:56 PM   #42
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Here's the weather map for the day in various parts of Canada, and I guess for the next few weeks as well so they say.

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:59 PM   #43
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:19 PM   #44
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Whew! Having built a few hundred home up there, I do worry when temps drop that low.It was 9 in the valley recently. I saw one of my home owners had left their garage door open. I stopped and told them to close it and disconnect their water hose out side.

Tough luck on the freeze. I had a lady that would turn the heat off in her home to spend the winter in Texas. The house froze up twice before she learned to leave some heat on. The guys didn't mind working for her. They called her Miss Texas.
Thanks. We're in a micro climate way back in Grandview. We think it froze when the power went out for a few hours on the coldest night. Never again will I leave for an extended time without draining the pipes.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:27 PM   #45
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Weather in Southern Southeast Alaska for the month of Febuary:
Ketchikan February Weather 2014 - AccuWeather Forecast for AK 99901


Extremely unusual, already have the boat pressure washed, and am planning on making a very early voyage!! Cheers to all and warm heart thoughts to you in the chill zones.

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Old 01-30-2014, 09:38 PM   #46
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Ok, I know it's nothing like you guys are having up North and elsewhere, but hey! I'm a native Floridian and this weather is Bbbbbbbbb....bullchit!
Where's the sunshine and warm weather!?

This keeps up, I'm moving further South (preferably where there's no extradition...just in case I have to take care of some bidness on the way out)....
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:39 PM   #47
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Weather in Southern Southeast Alaska for the month of Febuary:
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Extremely unusual, already have the boat pressure washed, and am planning on making a very early voyage!! Cheers to all and warm heart thoughts to you in the chill zones.

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So you guys sucked all the "global warming" out of Ontario ?
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:39 PM   #48
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I was kind of looking forward to global warming, what happened?? More snow coming tomorrow!!
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:48 AM   #49
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Well, it's true, the weather here in most of FL hasn't been that great, but when I read about all the misery of pipe-freezing and such, it brings back those memories of laying on my back in sub zero in my crawl space, heating the pipes with an plumber's torch to break up the ice, replace split sections and couplings, even with pipe insulation and leaving the faucets dripping.....no thanks.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:46 PM   #50
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I live in Florida and my boat was in the boat yard this past month including last weeks freezes. I got her launched yesterday and returned to my home slip. Went to turn in the FW pump and heard the pump running and started checking faucets. Sure enough aft head faucet coupling failed at the faucet. No shut off.
Fwd head leaking too. Good time to put in a shut off valve as I repair.
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