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Old 01-06-2010, 01:04 PM
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Would that apple to those in an unheated garage?
That's where mine is... right next to an outside wall. I might give it a blanket and let some water run.

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Wondering about my hot water heater
My guess would be that a water heater should be less prone to freezing, since it has the heat from the burner and the heat from the water to protect it. The cold water pipes going into it might be vulnerable, though.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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HELP!

Can anyone advise on what to do with pipes, etc in an unheated attached garage? Our water heater is out there, and all pipes come into the house there. We have a concrete floor and pipes are put in it. Should I leave faucets dripping, etc?

And can I get away with not covering hose faucets on the outside of the house? All are external walls, one is just the faucet in the rock wall, other has a pipe that goes about 2 inches out from wall and then about 12 inches up to faucet {I know - NOT the best way to do it!}

Can't afford a plumber right now - I'd shut off the house water all together except this house has no shut-off valve except the saws one at the street.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Looks like it'll be too windy for any sprinklers to be effective tomorrow... telling the wife to cycle the system tonight.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:17 PM
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Looks like it'll be too windy for any sprinklers to be effective tomorrow... telling the wife to cycle the system tonight.
The front is supposed to go through at 3 or 4 AM. I don't think we'll be in the 20s until overnight on Thursday.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:37 PM
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Warnings for Bexar, Texas : Weather Underground

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Wind Advisory
Statement as of 1:48 PM CST on January 06, 2010

...Wind Advisory in effect from 6 am to 6 PM CST Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio has issued a
Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 6 PM CST
Thursday.

Northerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 mph will occur
on Thursday...following the passage of the Arctic cold front.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 26 to 39 mph are
expected.

Motorists should exercise caution while driving in the Wind
Advisory area. Be alert to sudden gusts of wind which may cause
you to lose control of your vehicle. Extra attention should be
given to cross winds.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:53 PM
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There's good advice on how to prepare for the "Arctic Blast" in this blog article at KSAT.

Arctic Blast On The Way! Broken News @ KSAT.com
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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I'm originally from Michigan and the only time we worried about the pipes was when it was COLD and that's not San Antonio cold, I'm talking well below zero cold. I personally would not worry about it here, especially in a garage. The coldest my garage has got was in the upper 40s. If you're really worried, though, turn the water off at the SAWS line. It's just a simple valve, but don't go all the way. It's one of those 90 degree off valves. 180 in either direction is on. I learned that last year

BTW, that's just my opinion, not expert advice.

BTW2, when they hype the weather like this, they're almost always wrong.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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Somebody could run how many low temperatures below freezing... Some years we don't have any, looks like five this week though....
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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I'm originally from Michigan and the only time we worried about the pipes was when it was COLD and that's not San Antonio cold, I'm talking well below zero cold. I personally would not worry about it here, especially in a garage. The coldest my garage has got was in the upper 40s. If you're really worried, though, turn the water off at the SAWS line. It's just a simple valve, but don't go all the way. It's one of those 90 degree off valves. 180 in either direction is on. I learned that last year

BTW, that's just my opinion, not expert advice.

BTW2, when they hype the weather like this, they're almost always wrong.
Your pipes in Michigan are most likely fairly insulated within the structure; here in TX you won't see that. People here definitely need to wrap pipes if they are outside. We had temps in the upper teens in Houston about 15 years ago, and people's pipes all over froze and cracked. Open all cabinet doors near an outside wall that house piping, i.e. bathrooms, etc in order to allow the heat from the house to enter.

Be aware folks. Better to over-do it than under, IMHO!
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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Your pipes in Michigan are most likely fairly insulated within the structure; here in TX you won't see that. People here definitely need to wrap pipes if they are outside. We had temps in the upper teens in Houston about 15 years ago, and people's pipes all over froze and cracked. Open all cabinet doors near an outside wall that house piping, i.e. bathrooms, etc in order to allow the heat from the house to enter.

Be aware folks. Better to over-do it than under, IMHO!
He probably had heat tape (or something similar) ...we had the same thing in NY and NJ.
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