Water was turned on to home and there is no electric yet

Old 01-24-01, 07:17 PM
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Rode over to the homesite yesterday and two guys were in the process of checking the sewer system for the inspector. They had a water hose ran out the back door connected to the washer water output putting water in the tank. This is a new modular and the electric company hasn't ran the power to the home yet. It is still in the 30s here at night and I am afraid there could be colder temps before the power is turned on. Did they make a mistake that I will have to live with or am I just worring for nothing? Any replies will be greatly appreciated...Loomisman
Old 01-24-01, 10:28 PM
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In what tank are you talking about?
Old 01-25-01, 03:30 PM
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Sorry, I guess it is confusing. They were filling the septic to check out the pump that puts the waste water to another site (leach field). Thanks for asking...Loomisman
Old 01-25-01, 07:54 PM
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If you're worried about your lines freezing and bursting, then just make sure that the main is cut off, and open all faucets and outside spigots to drain them out.
Turn your main panel breaker OFF and the circuit breaker to the water heater OFF, until power is on.
Make sure that the cold water supply valve at the top of your water heater is open after they turn power on.
Do NOT turn your water heater breaker on until the water heater tank is full or you'll melt your elements. Run water until all air is blown out of heater tank and all lines and you have a good flow of water. THEN turn on water heater breaker.
Good Luck!
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AND, if you have water in your toilet tank, flush it. If there is water in any of your drain traps or toilet bowls, buy some RV (recreational vehicle) antifreeze and pour it in your drains and toilets. It is biodegradable and won't harm your septic.
Old 01-26-01, 06:12 PM
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Thanks for all of your help. I have some of the RV antifreeze that we use in the pop-up. Will do all these things tomorrow morning. Thanks again...Loomisman

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