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Winterizing - easy way.
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Winterizing - easy way.
Just wrap this tape around your generators and bubbler, plug it in and enjoy. I tested in 14 bellow, no freezing. You can find it in Menards. This is their shortest version, they have more.....


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12-15-2008 05:04 PM
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Last night I put a 10% lye solution outside my back door and it got down to 1 degree. The 10% lye solution never froze. Now I need to make it work with pwm's on my system.
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12-15-2008 07:41 PM
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I tried stronger solution first, but amps jumped tooooo high.
12-16-2008 09:21 PM
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Update: My baths are OK, but I was having big problem with freezing some vapors in all those hoses. I just installed small "bleeding" valve.
Now I have to open valve over night and that's it. No more problems (so far). Tonight temperature sink to MINUS 30 (with wind). I'll try to start my car....
Never ending fun......
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12-20-2008 05:34 PM
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Final update. My car did start OK, generators working, bubbler is bubbling..haha..Winterizing is complete.
12-21-2008 03:11 PM
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umim Wrote:Final update. My car did start OK, generators working, bubbler is bubbling..haha..Winterizing is complete.

Wind chill is what it feels like. What was the actual temperature? The actual temperature is what it takes to freeze various liquids.

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12-21-2008 04:46 PM
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I don't know what is "actual" temperature of 30 below with wind. It was windy and my outside thermometer was showing minus 30. To me this test did prove one thing: Pipe heating cable is working, no freezing.
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12-22-2008 05:08 PM
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umim Wrote:....my outside thermometer was showing minus 30....
Where do you live that it is -30F already? Ouch!Shocked Also, how did your tubes look under these contitions? Where they frozen? Or did you put the tape on them too?
12-23-2008 06:41 AM
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Chicagoland temperatures are somtimes verry brutal in the winter. Main problem was - check valve. After I removed that sucker and added bleeding valve - problem solved (so far,hehe).
12-23-2008 09:46 AM
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umim Wrote:....I don't know what is "actual" temperature of 30 below with wind. It was windy and my outside thermometer was showing minus 30....
Hi umim,
BTW thanks for the link and the updates. Just an FYI. I looked up the lows for chicago in the past week. Your deepest low was about -3F which is plenty darn cold and it is good to know that the heaters are working to that level. I think the -30F must have been a windchill report.
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