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« on: December 23, 2011, 08:34:50 PM »
Freaking pipes froze while I was at work today. I have a couple gallons for drinking and cooking, but I really wanted a hot shower when I got home.

Time to go baby-sit the space heaters and hope they thaw out in time for me to get to bed at a reasonable hour... :-\
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 08:41:34 PM »
OMG I know what you mean. It's like FREEZING here. Like, 48 degrees almost.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 08:52:48 PM »
Hang in Silverton. 
Good thing you have your moon boots.

Only -2 forecast tonight on this side. :-\

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Re: Blargh
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 08:55:44 PM »
Sucks, you guys are way colder we will only be 15 tonight.

Hope nothing is broke.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 09:39:43 PM »
OMG I know what you mean. It's like FREEZING here. Like, 48 degrees almost.

Boy howdy!  Anything below 72 is just awful!   ::)
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 11:09:20 PM »
I thought from the title, Now there is an interesting name for a beer....
Yeah water in the boonies in the winter....not to be taken for granted.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 11:10:33 PM »
OMG I know what you mean. It's like FREEZING here. Like, 48 degrees almost.

Boy howdy!  Anything below 72 is just awful!   ::)

A balmy 45 here. You should see the boots and jackets people are wearing. You'd think we were in Antarctica.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 08:38:16 AM »
How did you come out on the thaw?


One time I did that "leave the faucet dripping" trick,
and came up with stalactites and stalagmites. ::)




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Re: Blargh
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2011, 09:07:14 AM »
13 hours and still no joy. It got down to about -15°F last night though. Leaving the faucets running at night is SOP, but apparently on cold days I'll need to leave them running 24/7.

Highs in the 20s today though, and sunny. So once the sun comes up I should be able to get things moving.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2011, 09:38:37 AM »
The heat tape wrap stuff works pretty well.  I used to live in a house with an unheated cave that would freeze up.  I wrapped all the pipes and hooked it up on a timer.  It made my life a lot easier and didn't cost that much either.

Hope the pipes start running soon for you.

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Re: Blargh
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2011, 09:44:34 AM »
The heat tape wrap stuff works pretty well.

Apparently not that well. :-\
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2011, 11:01:52 AM »
More importantly, I hope you are keeping the beer from freezing!
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2011, 12:10:45 PM »
If it's that cold out you shouldn't need to shower!  I shower less in the winter time because I sweat soooo much less.  And you're single right? 

Sucks it's so cold there because here in eastern Iowa it's fantastic.  Highs in the 30s and 40s all week, been such a mild winter.  Hope it stays this way for a change, even though I like winter.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2011, 12:27:55 PM »
If it's that cold out you shouldn't need to shower!  I shower less in the winter time because I sweat soooo much less.  And you're single right? 

Sucks it's so cold there because here in eastern Iowa it's fantastic.  Highs in the 30s and 40s all week, been such a mild winter.  Hope it stays this way for a change, even though I like winter.

Haha I've got my hot water dialed in so all I have to do is turn on the hot-tap in the shower. Makes no sense to me to pipe hot water all the way across a cold house then add cold water at the end.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2011, 12:54:35 PM »
Back in Idaho, it's been down in the 20's for highs. Still haven't put pants on yet this winter. this may be my first winter of all shorts!
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