+ Reply to Thread
Like Tree4533Likes

Thread: FORT Koffee Klatch

  1. #2691
    FORT Fogey
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Enjoying Real Life
    Posts
    5,731
    This "frozen pipe" talk reminds me of a tip that I should pass on to anyone who lives in a cold area where pipes freeze.

    To keep the pipes from freezing, turn on your "hot" and "cold" water nozzles just a tiny bit to let water trickle out of them -- especially at night when the heat's lower in the house and the temps are colder outside.

    I usually remember to do this but I was lulled into complacency this year by a wicked warm winter, so yesterday morning when I went to take a shower I discovered that my pipes had frozen.

    Luckily I left the valves open for a while and finally water came out (loosening the frozen section) but I now have "TRICKLE" written up on my dry-wipe board in the kitchen so I'm reminded to turn the faucets on a tiny bit at night.

    Floods stink, and if a frozen pipe bursts it makes quite a mess, so I try to trickle the water and it keeps 'em from freezing.

  2. #2692
    Me and my shadow Gutmutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Always together.
    Posts
    12,508
    Also remember to open cabinets under sinks to let the warm air in on especially cold nights.
    Count your blessings!

  3. #2693
    From the corner of my eye Jewelsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    in the middle of the Monsoons
    Posts
    11,829
    Quote Originally Posted by roseskid;2219044;
    Okay, perhaps 'burst' is not the right word -- tiny pinhole crack?
    I knew what you meant, roses.

  4. #2694
    FORT Fogey misskitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the Kat House in Kanada
    Posts
    7,704
    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott
    .. I better get to the store. We're expecting an inch of snow tomorrow so I better go stock up on milk, toilet paper, eggs and bread.
    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay
    ...Oh no!!! Not an inch!!!
    I'd love you see you guys up here for a real Canadian winter around -30C with a few feet of snow! We'd have so much fun!
    Live simply ~ Love generously~ Care deeply~ Speak kindly

  5. #2695
    FORT Fogey Muduh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    7,303
    Remember when we discussed the kids in restaurants on Pet Peeves? There was an article in the paper today about that and it said there's a coffee shop in Chicago with a sign reading Unattended children will be given an expresso and a free puppy.

  6. #2696
    FORT Aficionado echo226's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Stuck in the Middle
    Posts
    8,645
    Quote Originally Posted by Muduh;2219360;
    Remember when we discussed the kids in restaurants on Pet Peeves? There was an article in the paper today about that and it said there's a coffee shop in Chicago with a sign reading Unattended children will be given an expresso and a free puppy.
    There's another Chicagoland restaurant that has a sign that reads:

    Children left unattended and running will be towed away and stored at the owners' expense.
    "The way to become boring is to say everything." Voltaire

    " The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
    Mohandas Gandhi

  7. #2697
    Wait, what? ArchieComic Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    The Farm
    Posts
    4,648
    Quote Originally Posted by Pomeraniac;2219045;
    To keep the pipes from freezing, turn on your "hot" and "cold" water nozzles just a tiny bit to let water trickle out of them -- especially at night when the heat's lower in the house and the temps are colder outside.
    Do you have to drip both the hot and cold? We drip just one (the cold) and haven't had any problems. We had a freeze last night and will have another tonight so I have to remember to drip again.
    Have you done your Green deed for the day?

  8. #2698
    MRD
    MRD is offline
    FORT Fogey MRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    somewhere resting
    Age
    51
    Posts
    16,893
    Quote Originally Posted by Muduh;2219360;
    Remember when we discussed the kids in restaurants on Pet Peeves? There was an article in the paper today about that and it said there's a coffee shop in Chicago with a sign reading Unattended children will be given an expresso and a free puppy.
    I've seen one that said unattended children will be sold as slaves. The store owner got a lot of grief about it, but she had breakables in the store and told the parents that her store was not child proof.
    Que me amat, amet et canem meum
    (Who loves me will love my dog also)

  9. #2699
    Resident curmudgeon Newfherder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Enchanted by a beautiful Soprano
    Posts
    3,163
    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieComic Fan;2219525;
    Do you have to drip both the hot and cold? We drip just one (the cold) and haven't had any problems. We had a freeze last night and will have another tonight so I have to remember to drip again.
    Since the hot and cold water flow through separate supply lines, having both drip isn't a bad idea.
    "The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination."
    --Marion Zimmer Bradley

  10. #2700
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    15,826
    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott;2218224;
    Hey Marley, I need a cook at the restaurant. Could you handle about 30 dozen eggs per shift?
    Hee! That would be just a few more than I'm used to flipping at once.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.