Freezing pipes

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Old 10-28-13, 07:29 PM
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Freezing pipes

I have a cottage that I close up for the winter I can drain most of my system but will leaving the faucets open and joints help against freezing pipes bursting? I have heard that removing pressure and leaving the system open will help.
 
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Old 10-28-13, 07:42 PM
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It needs to be all drained out, and blown out with compressed air.
You can buy adaptors at any hardware store or Box store that screw right onto the faucets.
Water heater needs to be drained.
RV antifreeze added to all drains and the toilet.
It's also best when plumbing a place like that to install a tee with a ball valve on it to allow the water to drain out.
There should be a plug in the bottom of the pump to drain it.
 
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Old 10-28-13, 07:44 PM
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It will help but any bellies in the pipes may cause bursting... If all the pipes are pitched down then yeah...

I would have them blown out with a compressor IMO...
 
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Old 10-29-13, 03:53 PM
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Thankyou for your replies I think I will blow out all my pipes to the best of my ability.
 
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Old 10-29-13, 04:13 PM
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Dont forget to add antifreeze for winterization down the traps and in the toilet and tank...
 
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