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Old 04-10-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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Well it got down to 30 during the night and might again tonight. Wasn't supposed to get below 35. I have already de winterized. Will I already have had damage? Do I need to even re winterize if it only gets to 30 for a few hours? It's not kept near power, so if I run the furnace, it would need to be via battery. Will that last through the night? Any suggestions?

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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You do not need to winterize again. You would need to experience several days of freezing temps instead of just dips below freezing.

How long your furnace runs depends on your battery and the temps you have the heater set for. The standard group 24 might last about a night.

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #3
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You'll probably be OK.
You could open all cabinets and put furnace on lowest setting and let it run
on battery power but I don't really think it's necessary.

I would open a faucet and let all pressure out.
Then open a low point drain if you can find one.
Then I would go outside to your city water hose connection and blow thru it.
I've done this myself.
I can carefully place my fingertip on the little check valve at the city water
hose connection. Push it in --slightly-- and put my big mouth over my
finger tip and blow. I can blow the water out of that line away from the city
water connection. BE CAREFUL if you push the check valve in too far it might
come apart or stick in. Just barely push it and blow.

If you're really worried you could turn the water heater on and let it heat up
then shut it off. That will keep it warm thru the night.

I really don't think 30 deg for a few hours is going to freeze anything but I'm
just guessing.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #4
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If the high was 32 an lows dip into the 20's for a few days then I might be worried.
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