Do you have tips to keep pipes from freezing?

United States
December 1, 2006 5:46pm CST
Winter has arrived with a gust, literally. It came today with a gust of wind. Temps are suppose to go down tonight. Any tips on how to keep one's indoor plumbing from freezing? Another question, if you drip water should your drip from the Hot or Cold faucet?
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@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
2 Dec 06
the best answer i can give you is drip water. i always drip from the cold faucet. good luck and stay warm
• United States
2 Dec 06
Seems that is the answer most people agrees on and that is what I will do. I can't wait until summer!!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Why would your pipes freeze inside?If you have heat they wont freeze right? I dont know about dripping water. It probably doesnot matter. Good Luck
• United States
2 Dec 06
Yes, pipes will freeze inside even with heat. Depends on a number of factors, if the temps outside drop below freezing. Dripping does help. Seems everyone agrees you should use cold water.
@delina123 (2454)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
Make sure you let your taps drip water from them and that should stop them from freezing
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• United States
2 Dec 06
Will do. I will drip water from both my bathroom and kitchen facuets. Thanks.
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
1 Dec 06
Cold - Cold Smiley
geees that must be a cold place where you live, I couldn't imagaine it being so cold......
• United States
2 Dec 06
It can drop below freezing. But at least so far, no snow here.
• United States
1 Dec 06
I never thought of that. I would say either one as long as it is moving. It is 25 here right now and my pond is still running out there. GOod luck!!
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• United States
2 Dec 06
Is suppose to drop to down in the 20's tonight here. Weird thing, woke up it was in the mid 50's. Some weather huh. Thanks I will stick with cold.