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yudkib t1_j1b7171 wrote

The OP said sink. I mean a faucet, but I didn’t want to be an asshole and correct them.


mynameisnotshamus t1_j1b7xqa wrote

I’m really not trying to be a jerk, just trying to understand.


yudkib t1_j1b9sn5 wrote

Sorry to get defensive, there’s a lot of smart asses on Reddit (including this post). Damage to your house is caused by burst pipes with pressurized water in them. Pipes burst because the water inside expands when it freezes. If you leave the faucets open, the idea is if the ice expands it will push out water that’s still 32.1 degrees. The pipes don’t all freeze instantaneously, so it helps equalize any pressure that might build up. Doesn’t work 100% of the time (you have to winterize for that) but it’s another thing to help.


mynameisnotshamus t1_j1barur wrote

I can be a huge smart ass on here- your defensiveness is warranted. Bursts pipes are just about the worst thing next to a fire they a homeowner can experience. Any and all advice is great.