Originally Posted by Terier
This will take guts to say but I learned something new tonight while reading the replies:
1) I didn't know there were special AF for auto's windshelds
2) I didn't know about using AF in the home either
Both make sense after thinking about it so there's some hope left anyway...
Ahh, you live in a warm place, huh?
Here in the northeast it gets well below freezing for a couple of months, often 0F for a week at a time and then it warms to say, 40F. This freezing and thawing causes roads to fall apart among other things.
I've known many a person to have their furnace fail, house gets cold, water in the pipes freeze and expand breaking the pipe then you get a sunny day, things warm up and the water melts and then flows uncontrollably...
This happens on when your on vacation sometimes and you come home to a nightmare, or to houses up for sale, or to pipes run on outside walls when you get a really cold snap (normal cold here is maybe 10F, but we've had it go to -22F now and again).
I've seen on home remodeling shows in southern climes water heaters in garages, pipes run on outsides of houses or in crawlspaces under them -things that are unthinkable here.