|Posted by JJVA on March 31, 2004 at 08:56:28:|
We purchased a seasonal weekend house last November. I knew we wouldn't be staying there until Spring, so I tried to winterize the house. I didn't want to be paying for heat month after month when I wasn't going to be there. I did a lousy job, as evidenced by the frozen pipes I found when I went back to the house a few weeks ago. I'm a city guy. Never dealt with a well before, which added a little to my ignorance, but not much.
This is what I did to "winterize" the house:
1. I drained the hot water heater, and the compression tank.
This is what I found after the Winter:
1. Three breaks in the cold water pipes.
Obviously, I should have realized that the hot water pipes wouldn't empty from what I did.
Here's what I'm doing now:
1. Repairing the five breaks.
Here are my questions:
1. Will the winshield washer fluid screw up the septic system?
Thanks for any advice.