getting pretty cold

Discussion in 'Taking a Break From Flooring' started by DJ, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson O2bkytn

    Snowing, snowing and snowing.
  2. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    Hang onto that for a couple of days, will ya, Bill? We have ripout stacked outside the customer's house overnight tonight and Dave will freak if he has to put a soggy mess in the truck tomorrow. :p
  3. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Got about 8" of snow last night. I just finished blowing out 3 driveways and sidewalks. Three times on the ends of the drives as the snow plow came by as I was finishing up the last one. I cleaned them out and he came by again.
    The job I had scheduled for the next three days pushed back as the house is in the boonies and she has a long drive which is hard to manuever in the summer let alone when there is snow. :mad: So will try again tomorrow.

  4. DJ

    DJ Charter Member

    or worse............ frozen:eek: then thaws out in the van:mad: rain is back today :(
  5. Nick Arrera

    Nick Arrera Resting In Peace

    It was so cold here last night my teeth started chattering and they were still on the nightstand .
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  6. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Nick there you go flapping your gums again.

  7. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    Thanks for that, Bill, we only got a dusting, and it was so cold today that I was able to sweep the snow off before we loaded the truck.

    Now it can snow.
  8. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson O2bkytn

    Uuuumm... your welcome... uuumm my pleasure..... uuuuh any time. ;);)
    It's still snowing here.
  9. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    Today was the first time in 20 years that we had a daytime high of less than 10 degrees.
  10. Kman

    Kman Tile Expert I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    When I got home this morning it was zero.

    My son woke me up at 1 this afternoon and said none of the water in the upstairs bathroom worked. The copper lines were frozen. I looked under the bathroom floor and found that the guys that did the insulation 3 1/2 years ago didn't blow enough under there to cover the water lines.

    I couldn't get my construction heater up there, so I had to disconnect a heating vent that goes to my garage and route the duct to the space under the bathroom floor. After about 30 minutes of the heat running, everything was going again. Thank goodness the lines didn't didn't burst.

    I went to the HVAC supply store this afternoon and got a 'T' for the duct and some flex line so I can permanently have a heating duct under that floor. I had some leftover insulation from a previous job and filled in all the open space under the floor, so maybe between the heating duct and the insulation I won't have the same problem tonight.

    Supposed to be below zero. [​IMG]
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  11. Jackreed

    Jackreed jackreed Charter Member

    -17 right now suppose to get to -23. At least the wind isn't blowing.:eek:
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  12. looks like we could see 0 degrees tonight and wind chills of -10 , dont like it one bit , ready for spring .
  13. DJ

    DJ Charter Member

    it also helps let water run so no non moving water will freeze:yesss: i learned that when i lived in my trailer at the property one winter after going to hardware store replacing water lines numerous times/trips i'd replace one then another sprung a leak:mad: repeat. then i learned to use automotive heater hose:yesss: it contracts and expands:yesss:
  14. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    If you have a toilet supply line that you are afraid will freeze. Take a paint stick, tie a string to it with a nut on the other end. When you flush. let the nut go down under the flapper. The string under the flapper will allow the water to slowly flow into the tank. That is usually enough water flow to keep the supply line from freezing. The paint stick lays across the top of the tank and will allow the llid to go back on. Yes, I live in a poorly insulated, 100 year old house.
  15. Ed

    Ed Charter Member

    Panick here in north la. All schools cancelled last thurs. because high temp.36 with a 30% chance of half inch of snow. We have had more than 48 hours of below freezing temps. Grocery stores selling out of bottled water ect. I had a bunch of old pad in my truck, everybody in the neighborhood wanted some for their pipes and well houses
  16. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    It's been below freezing here for a couple of weeks.
  17. Kman

    Kman Tile Expert I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Talked to my sister today, she lives in NE Arkansas. They've had about the same temps we've had here, close to zero.

    She has a big 3600 sq. ft. tow-story house, but it's just her and her husband, so they don't even use the upstairs.

    Well they got up today and the water lines upstairs had frozen and burst, the ceiling has fallen in their laundry room and their kitchen cabinets are soaked. They have about 2" of water in their house and the insurance agent told them just to get out and go to a motel and let the restoration company handle it.

    The next-to-the-worst part of this is that about this time last year they had been in their house about a year and found that their sheetrock installer failed to use any screws on the bottom half of the walls throughout the house, so the builder had to come through and screw it all down, re-texture and repaint the whole house. Now all that is shot.

    The worst part is that the entire house, even the kitchen, laundry room, and all three-and-a-half baths are engineered wood floor. I would be surprised if they are able to save any of it.

    She can't say I didn't warn her about that, though. :(
  18. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    At least she knows an installer.:D
  19. Kman

    Kman Tile Expert I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Sorry, I can't work for a customer who won't listen to me or take my advice. :D
  20. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson O2bkytn

    17 straight days of snow here. And high temps in the low to mid 20s with lows in the single digits.
    Looks like Thursday will finally bring temps above freezing. Ta Da!

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