One of those undercounter water heaters would get the job done. I assume
they are just washing their hands and not taking showers. Put it on a
chicken coop timer and they'll have hot water Sunday morning or whenever.
It would cost about $300, which is a small price to pay to stop the
I was at the building yesterday. The pipe in
from the street is 1 1/2 inch. This appears to
be at least 100 feet of inch and a half. Because
the pipe coming out of the ceiling to the WH
is inch and a half.
The pipe in and out of the water heaters is 3/4
Fortunately for me, there are a couple drains
which go to garden hose thread. Looks like I can
shut off the main, hook on a big air compressor,
and blow most of the water out of the drains. I hope.
Might be some low spots that hold water, that's a
problem. Use garden hose to a nearby drain, or out
Not sure the system capacity, but that works out
to a LOT of jugs of pink antifreeze.
I was writing in regard to how much air is needed to blow out the
system. See my post an hour later for an expanded explaination.
Stormin' tried to make it seem like 12 gallons of air was a big deal
from a compressor. It is not.
On Sat, 02 Nov 2013 11:13:02 -0400, Stormin Mormon
First you wrote
|-- But, the big damage is likely to be
|-- the water lines. Old copper, in the ceilings and along the inside walls.
If the bulk the water in your pipes is in the ceililngs and walls then
draining the system at the lowest available point will get most of it.
Next. a 5 gallon tank, pumped up to 7 atmospheres (14.7*71.5 psi),
would give you 35 gallons of air at normal atmospheric pressure. Which
is 4.7 cubic feet.
That fills three of your 12 gallon lines. After draining as above,
that should be more than enough to push out the residual. Certainly
several trips to fill the tank would do the job as would a smalll
compressor running on a small generator.
|-- With freezing and rewarming, there is concern about the wall
|-- paper might be damaged by condensation when it warms up.
Can you open windows or otherwise ventilate with outside air. If the
inside and outside air are the same temperature and humidity, there
should be no condensation.
Condensation only occurs if you fill the rooms with humid air while
the walls are still at low tempertures. Heat very slowly. Box fans to
circulate would help.
Anyone please correct me if I have this wrong.
Yes, full immersion. I've not measured the font, but it's a couple
hundred gallons anyway. 8 x 10 x 4 would be 320 cubic foot, or 2400 gal.
I'll measure it some day, and that will allow Derby Dad to pinpoint
where I work.
Many years ago I participated in a United Way Day Of Caring at a really old
church that had been re-purposed as a community center. The main hall had
been converted to a gym and a wall had been put up between the gym and the
walk-in baptismal font. On the other side of the font there was a small
Our job that day was to frame a floor over the font so that they could
expand the office over the top of it. As anyone who has worked in an old
building can imagine, it was quite a job, but by the time our team left
that evening, it was ready for the plywood to be installed.
I've wondered what ever happens to fonts when the buildings are sold.
Now and again, LDS chapels are sold when newer buildings are made. I
could cynically figure that the font would make a rather large beer
cooler, for parties.
Glad to hear you participate in community events. I do so also, when
Men's room water is VERY suggestible :-) It hears the "holy" bullshit
and thinks it's really special. Some of that "special" rubs off on
people that touch it.
Too bad it's fake special (like when you feed good but it's really your
This doesn't show as well as I'd like, but gets the idea some what.
The man, standing, is the priest. He says the baptismal
prayer, and then baptizes by full immersion. Once,
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