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Old 01-07-2017, 05:18 PM   #21
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Did you check the outside shower. Most all of it is plastic and usually the first to go.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:10 AM   #22
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Don't use out side shower. Make sure to use unit heat. My ClassC has heat in water compartments. During Xmas in Gettysburg it was 14 over night. Only thing frozen was my out side filter and CG water feed and that was turned off and heated water hose. At hone I keep heat at 40 and just blow out lines. Have not had a problem so far.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:08 AM   #23
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Thanks, it got down to 13 degrees last night in Mississippi and everything worked out well. Kept the furnace on 65 and that seemed to keep the water pump and all other systems working well.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:51 AM   #24
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When I was in Albuquerque in January the CG suggested to let my water run at the size of a pencil lead. Just make sure the drain is open. Running water doesn't freeze quickly so it keeps it flowing.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:06 AM   #25
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Funny thing is, CG has the type water valve that is below freeze line, but the handle froze at the top. When you shut off, you can heat water drain. Heated hide I have worked as described.
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we've survived teen/low twenties temps by simply trickling the shower faucet(the idea of running water won't freeze at those temps) .... placed the shower head in the floor of the stall and let it trickle the whole time(almost three days) the temps were that low, .... in doing that you need to have the gray tank open so it isn't filling up, we use the Sewer Solution so we don't close the gray tank drain anyway, ... our incoming hose didn't freeze and we had no problems whatsoever from those temps, except that there wasn't much if any outside activities to do, we just hunkered down and waited out the freeze, .... a good wifi signal helps in times like that, ....
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Funny thing is, CG has the type water valve that is below freeze line, but the handle froze at the top. When you shut off, you can heat water drain. Heated hide I have worked as described.
Frost proof or Freeze proof water faucets only work if they are closed. They are designed to allow the water to drain down into the ground when the faucet is closed. We use them around the farm, they do good unless we hit single digits for more than a couple of nights in a row, then we have problems with the feed lines.

If you leave a hose hooked up to them and water is trapped in the top part it will freeze and split. Freezing water is very powerful. I have seen schedule 80 steel pipe with a wall thickness of 3/8" freeze and split.

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This is true, but it did drain down. The handle froze and it was off. I got my own wrap for outside pipes and that took care of it. Heated hose worked great.
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Headed to Kentucky today and the forecast there for tonight is 15. I cleaned out the fresh water tank with 3 gallons of white vinegar and then refilled the tank. Has anyone experienced frozen drain lines while driving in extreme cold conditions?
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