I'm a newish brewer, about a year now. Moved to all-grain recently and have a set-up out in the garage. I currently or have used a copper wort chiller attached to the outdoor hose and let water free flow into the yard. Now it's super cold, snow on the ground and can no longer use outdoor hose. I have a laundry tub that I used when doing extract brewing that I attached the copper wort chiller to and let water free flow around the pot into the drain.
Here is my dilemma? My all-grain brew pot is too heavy (doing BIAB) with full volume to bring into the house, carry (slosh) down a flight of stairs and put in the laundry tub. It fits, but barely. I realize I might just have to deal with it, aside from installing a sink/tub into the garage (which is a future option, but a little spendy). I could use natures cooling and plunk in a bank of snow outside but snow isn't that deep yet and that still takes too long, could put in a large tub of ice water outside or in the garage but that still will take longer than I would like to cool.