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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

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    Yeah. ERCOT...and there are going to be some changes.


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    There had better be.
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    It's at 30F now and the expensive problems are starting to happen....pipes are bursting all over. Our houses are not insulated for this weather. I'm sitting here wondering if mine are about to burst like a ticking time bomb. I need a shovel...there's solid ice on the porch and all over and I don't have a shovel to get rid of it with. I almost busted my butt a couple times LOL. Also watching little cars with street tires and no 4 wheel drive spin their tires trying to go down the street. A neighbor can't get their car in the garage because it can't go up the little hill its on...It's slight mayhem.
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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

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    It's at 30F now and the expensive problems are starting to happen....pipes are bursting all over. Our houses are not insulated for this weather. I'm sitting here wondering if mine are about to burst like a ticking time bomb.
    Be sure to leave all of your faucets at at least a slow drip to keep the water moving if you haven’t already. We’ve been getting as low as 9° here at night


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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

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    Be sure to leave all of your faucets at at least a slow drip to keep the water moving if you haven’t already. We’ve been getting as low as 9° here at night


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    Good advice. I'm doing that. Unfortunately my parents had their faucets dripping and still had a pipe in their wall still burst.

    y'all stay warm.
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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

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    Good advice. I'm doing that. Unfortunately my parents had their faucets dripping and still had a pipe in their wall still burst.

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    You stay warm as well. We are still playing hopscotch with the power here.


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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trinityblood View Post
    Good advice. I'm doing that. Unfortunately my parents had their faucets dripping and still had a pipe in their wall still burst.

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    Now they're saying to "trickle" the water, that (often) dripping isn't quite enough...
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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

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    Now they're saying to "trickle" the water, that (often) dripping isn't quite enough...
    Some are saying to turn them off completely and drain the sinks tonight. Because when we warm up tomorrow, you don’t want to cause your pipes to burst.


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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kam View Post
    Some are saying to turn them off completely and drain the sinks tonight. Because when we warm up tomorrow, you don’t want to cause your pipes to burst.


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    Sorry, I should have clarified that advice was only in general & NOT given specifically for Texas. (I'm not in TX- it's just bitter cold where I am.)

    BTW, I'm glad to see you back on here Kam...I was just thinking about you- wondering if you're still okay?
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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

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    Sorry, I should have clarified that advice was only in general & NOT given specifically for Texas. (I'm not in TX- it's just bitter cold where I am.)

    BTW, I'm glad to see you back on here Kam...I was just thinking about you- wondering if you're still okay?
    I am great. I am just waiting until Saturday. Water comes back on.


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    Re: Blizzard approaching, what to do if power goes out?

    And on the fifth day all is right at the Snake’s Den! We have running water. I am ready to get to cleaning my house. I just took then longest coldest shower in the history of man.


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