1) do nothing
2) gravity drain (been done)
3) blow out with compressed air
4) pump some antifreeze into the water lines, some how
5) power back on, or some form of heat source
6) leave water dribbling
Maybe I missed one?
Only if the water supply enters the house above all the other pipes, which
is an arrangement I don't think is very common on this planet. Now, if you
change the word "pour" to "pump", you may have a chance of this discussion
ending before a week from next Tuesday.
I figured there had to be some way to use a garden sprayer,
and adapt it some how, to a garden hose. Maybe a lot of duct
tape, and a couple hose clamps. Use that to pump antifreeze
into the water lines.
Of course, when the house is reoccupied, they would have to
flush a bunch of water through the lines, to clear the
The water inlet is through the cellar floor.
On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:09:38 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
Pouring antifreeze into the pipes would have the same problem as
trying to use gravity alone to drain them.
So, do you want easy that doesn't work? In that case, why bother doing
anything? Doing nothing would be even easier, and just as effective!
On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 15:36:13 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
As long as the low parts are not more than half filled with water they
are unlikely to burst. Same goes with traps. If there is only enough
water to half fill the bottom of the trap, they usually won't split.
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