Pipe Protection

Here's a simple method of pipe protection to use during frigid weather.
By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors
January/February 1980
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Allowing a steady cold water drip is a common method of pipe protection
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If you've ever waked up on a below-zero morning to find that your pipes are frozen because you forgot to leave a cold water faucet dripping before you snuggled under your blankets on the preceding evening, try Robert Gilmore's clever solution. The Hayden, Idaho homesteader simply takes the washers out of two of his home's cold water taps each fall . . . and puts the discs back in place the following spring.







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