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Offline PackFanWithTwins  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:39:29 PM(UTC)
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Was really nice of the village I live in to request all residents start running their water to prevent the pipes from freezing. Turns out also to be a perfect troubleshooting tactic. All they need to do is wait until a resident like myself has to call because of the sewer backing up into the house. Running about 5 gallons of water to remove every 15 minutes.

At least it appears like nobody in the neighborhood has the liquid shits.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:04:53 AM(UTC)
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not fun. About 3-4 cities in my area decided to have the residents run their water to save the city's pipes. It made me wonder if the city was going to discount the water bills.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:09:33 AM(UTC)
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When I heard about cities saying everyone should run water nonstop. I thought instant flood but assumed all the plumbing would be fine.

I don't run my water to save the pipes. The landlord has some weird heaters on them. So, as long as the pipes TO the house aren't frozen, we're good.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:44:18 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
When I heard about cities saying everyone should run water nonstop. I thought instant flood but assumed all the plumbing would be fine.

I don't run my water to save the pipes. The landlord has some weird heaters on them. So, as long as the pipes TO the house aren't frozen, we're good.


It is the pipes from the road to the house/apartment and apparently the sewer laterals that they are trying to prevent from freezing. Anything between the street and residence is the property owners responsibility. So if a pipe freezes and the municipality needs to come and fix it. The property owner is on the hook for the cost. So running the water is to prevent the property owners from incurring extra cost.

The problem is that areas that are clear of snow (streets, sidewalks and driveways). Since they are clear they don't have the insulation factor of the snow. So the frost line is now right about at the 8ft point, Since most water and sewer lines run into homes just below the basement floor, they are normally about 8 feet.

The water is being run at just a small stream from a single faucet in the homes, so nothing the sewers should not be able to handle. Except when the sewer itself is also froze which is under the road also not having snow insulation. They pulled the manhole cover and it was just solid ice. The brought in their big tanker truck and blew the lines out with hot water. Luckily it was the main and not my lateral so I won't be charged.

Only the effort of hauling about 600lbs of water up from the basement and outside.

I am to run the water until April 15th unless we have a quick melt and we hear otherwise sooner. Our bills will not be based on usage this quarter but set to what we used last year.
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:11:30 AM(UTC)
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hahahahahaha Haven't you guys heard? More open water in the Arctic is causing less heat reflected/more absorbed - Global Warming is getting worse all the time. That's what the ____ists (LEFT out to avoid any evil politics from creeping in hahahaha) want us to believe.

It was 79 here yesterday - more of the same for the whole 7 day forecast. Ya'all come on down and enjoy it.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:27:07 AM(UTC)
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hahahahahaha Haven't you guys heard? More open water in the Arctic is causing less heat reflected/more absorbed - Global Warming is getting worse all the time. That's what the ____ists (LEFT out to avoid any evil politics from creeping in hahahaha) want us to believe.

It was 79 here yesterday - more of the same for the whole 7 day forecast. Ya'all come on down and enjoy it.


You know the problem with Texas is?

It is full of Texans


Ohhhhhhhhhhh.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:29:57 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PackFanWithTwins Go to Quoted Post
You know the problem with Texas is?

It is full of Texans


Ohhhhhhhhhhh.


And cockroaches. Plus their honeybees are full of beetles.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:25:51 PM(UTC)
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And cockroaches. Plus their honeybees are full of beetles.


I don't get it - is that some sort of symbolism or what?

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#9 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 5:46:26 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
And cockroaches. Plus their honeybees are full of beetles.


Must be some big honeybees or some really tiny beetles?

Everything is bigger in Texas except beetles?

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Offline Dulak  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:43:34 AM(UTC)
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I forgot what you wisconsinites have had to go through this year ... berrrrrrrr

For once Im glad Im not living in wisconsin.

GL with things there.

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