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  1. Thanks Terry (and others). Guess that's what I'll...

    Thanks Terry (and others). Guess that's what I'll do.
    Although..... I don't understand the part about the hot water pipes splitting faster than the cold ones.

    Speaking of which.............
    When...
  2. OK, thanks. Like I said, I'm certainly not an...

    OK, thanks.

    Like I said, I'm certainly not an expert. I'm actually moving from a moderate weather area (CA after almost 50 years) to the colder climates of Kansas. Obviously, there will be a lot...
  3. After giving it some more thought, I have now...

    After giving it some more thought, I have now changed my mind and believe that in fact, a pressure relief valve will not be effective in reducing pipe burst issues. The reason is that initially, I...
  4. So.... the website at the link in my previous...

    So.... the website at the link in my previous post speaks rubbish then? :confused:
  5. Initially, I also thought that ice freezing would...

    Initially, I also thought that ice freezing would cause pipes to burst right at the point of freeze. However, after thinking about it some more, it makes sense that the pipe burst would far more...
  6. That runs contrary to what this website is...

    That runs contrary to what this website is saying:
    http://www.weather.com/activities/homeandgarden/home/hometips/severeweather/pipefreeze_prevent.html

    I'm no expert, just trying to educate...
  7. Pressure relief valve to reduce pipe bursting?

    Hello. As I understand it, when water freezes in the water pipes, the point of burst is usually downstream from the freeze and due to excessive pressure build up in the pipes. In other words, pipes...
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