You do NOT want Frozen Pipes!!
Late last night I went outside to take a break from writing and it was COLD!! I was watching the dogs run around the back yard and looking at the patches of yard where there is no grass and when I glanced over at the water faucet I thought about how cold last Winter was…in Texas, no doubt!!
We live in a rental house and last Winter we had only been in the house for a few months when the temperature outside dropped to freezing overnight. When we were getting ready to leave the house, we could hear something like water running in the kitchen, but couldn’t really tell where it was coming from.
I stood at the sink and listened and then realized…we had frozen pipes outside and one had burst!!
You know when the faucet comes out of the side of the house (so you can hook up a water hose)…well that’s what broke.
We had the most beautiful ice garden outside…and the most horrific water bill the following month.
Luckily, I have a handy Dad who came over and replaced the faucet with a brand new one…and he even paid for all the pieces.
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That makes me happy it is Spring out so I don’t have to think about snow or ice or frigid weather. I get so sick of being cold!! My pipes used to freeze under the kitchen sink and while trying to warm up the pipes my ex (he wasn’t my ex at the time)started a fire under there. Good thing the fire extinguisher was right there!!
This has happened to us! No fun at all!!
Yes, that’s a good thing to watch out for so you don’t get busted pipes.
Thanks for the warning. I always leave it up to my husband each year to take care of winterizing the pipes, but maybe I should be more involved too.
That’s horrible! Luckily, I’ve never had that happen. Knock wood
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I leave water dripping to avoid this.
Happened to me once a long time ago. We were living in a condo and the unit next to us was abandoned and no heat was turned on by the bank. One cold snap later and BAM! Frozen burst pipes!
never a thing you want to happen.
Hope I never have to deal with this! haha
Living in Alabama we never know what kind of weather we’re going to have. So when James Spann says to drip the faucets, we listen!
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I have never dealt with frozen pipes, but I am always scared of it because our basement (it is not ours, it’s where we rent) is completely uninsulated and it gets cold as all heck here in Montana in the winter.
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Thank goodness for our Dads. Mine is still kicking at 90 1/2.
Oh wow, that’s AWESOME!!
I used to live in a mobile home in Michigan. Frozen pipes were always a big concern. I never had it happen though
Thankfully we do not have to worry about this in So Cal.
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Burst pipes are awful, and we’ve been fortunate enough not to have that happen in our current home.
When the weather channel says below 40 degrees, I drip my pipes over night.
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I’ve had first hand experience with frozen pipes, from breakage with water damage to just plain no water for a shower before work. It stinks! Luckily, we were able to use a combination of heat tape and a heat lamp in our well house to keep it from happening this year!