Quick Tip: Improvised Water Faucet Winterization

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Quick Tip: Improvised Water Faucet Winterization

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With all the ice and snow lately a friend of mine sent me this idea on Water Faucet Winterization– unfortunately due to the weather I was working a lot of overtime and I could not get this video out until now.

Basically all outdoor water faucet covers work by insulating the spigot from the cold outside temperatures.

Today’s video shows a way to do this without buying a cover. I think this is easier, but my wife would probably prefer a store bought solution.

Since trapped air can make an effective insulator, My friend wondered if multiple layers of plastic grocery bags could work.
Since I keep and reuse my grocery bags I simply grabbed a handful and loosely wrapped them in layers over the spigot and then held it in place with some duct tape.

I think this is a good idea to keep in the back of your head just in case – especially as a way to keep your mind open to work around solutions.

Thanks for the great idea Raging Main…

I know this improvised attempt at water faucet winterization looks pretty rigged up, but we had a really cold winter, with an ice storm that was big enough to rate a Presidential disaster declaration and my pipes didn’t freeze.  Which is not a scientific measure, but it was free, easy, and seems to work so I am happy with it.

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