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    Default how do you not have frozen water supply

    How do people that live in really cold places keep water lines from freezing up?
    How deep do you go in permafrost??? Do people just keep the water running?
    Just wondering

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    Default Re: how do you not have frozen water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Pultar View Post
    How do people that live in really cold places keep water lines from freezing up?
    How deep do you go in permafrost??? Do people just keep the water running?
    Just wondering

    This but one way. Freeze-resistant plumbing system in combination with a backflow preventer - US Patent 6196246 Claims

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    Default Re: how do you not have frozen water supply

    In my area we bury the water supply line below the frost line. In homes the are left unoccupied for the winter months we drain the water lines and add antifreeze.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Russell View Post
    In my area we bury the water supply line below the frost line. In homes the are left unoccupied for the winter months we drain the water lines and add antifreeze.

    Dam That stuff will (KILL YOU)... Who put the antifreeze in the system. Is it tag as a contaminated potable water supply

    Thats who Dude if you known of a home that has antifreeze in the potable water supply please go give that information to the AHJ. Water Company.

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    Last edited by Ron Bibler; 12-02-2009 at 07:41 AM.

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    Default Re: how do you not have frozen water supply

    Anti-freeze should only be put in traps, supply lines should be drained & blown out.

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    Default Re: how do you not have frozen water supply

    Also, use RV anti-freeze (the pink stuff) which is less toxic. You really don't want to put the regular stuff down the drain environmentally speaking nor leave it exposed for the pets to drink.

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    Default Re: how do you not have frozen water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Also, use RV anti-freeze (the pink stuff) which is less toxic. You really don't want to put the regular stuff down the drain environmentally speaking nor leave it exposed for the pets to drink.
    Those pesky neighborhood cats might drink it right.


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