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CTRealtorCarl t1_j197hpj wrote

B. I think you are spot on with 55 degrees, you can probably go lower and be safe especially with the water turned off and sinks open but I always err on the side of caution when it comes to your (most likely) largest investment.


pd9 t1_j1aoj2l wrote

Opening faucets and turning off water main is not enough. Pipes need to be blown out with air or they can still burst wherever water is sitting stagnant


CTRealtorCarl t1_j1ap7ls wrote

? He’s traveling and leaving the heat on…not winterizing the home. I have never heard of anyone doing a pipe blow out unless they were vacating for the entire season and turning the heat off.

Does anyone actually do that if they are just going on vacation?


pd9 t1_j1apo3b wrote

I don’t think the length of the time away is as important as the power/heat going out during single digit temps


turboda t1_j1bru6z wrote

Correct, and with hydronic heating systems require water to stay running. ( in theory a good running system should be a closed loop)

I do plumbing and heating for a living and I have winterized my whole house before when I was in a similar situation.


pd9 t1_j1d7096 wrote

Yet the comment is downvoted… smh 🤦‍♂️