We are supposed to experience record cold temperatures after a major snowfall early next week. I am concerned about how to keep pipes from freezing and bursting and how to keep my boiler working properly etc. Do any of you who deal with subzero temps on a regular basis have any guidance for those of us who don't usually experience this extreme kind of cold. I'm recovering from pneumonia and am afraid of the heat going out lol.
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that would stink to have the furnace go out. We don't have oil heat thankfully and we are definitely double checking all the pipes we can especially along exterior walls
That's not really true. Some people don't realize that their pipes run through unheated portions of the house (older houses), and then they are surprised to find that they freeze up during deep freezes. I've seen and heard of it many times.
I agree, my cousin had burst pipes that ran through unheated areas of the home. They do indeed burst in some homes that have the heat on unfortunately. I agree though on keeping the thermostat down. Definitely.
It is not expensive and kind of a fun project to go buy tubular insulation cozies and put them on your self.
K-flex is pretty cool, pun intended ;-)
Heating tape can be used on several needs. Safely use many candles. By a big turkey and cook it.
I have one pipe on our outer wall that goes to the washer and the genius that built it there didn't insulate the wall - that pipe freezes even with the heat tape! lol all our basement pipes are covered though :)
Our bathroom sink is against the outside wall and we are definitely putting a space heater in there because it gets cold. There's no radiator in there.
Will probably let the water trickle on monday too not supposed to go above 0 that day.