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Gusher in my yard...

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Gigix4 1
SagaciousSighFiGurl 3
TinktheSprite 3
TwickleToes 1
the Markster 1

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TwickleToes --- 128 days ago -

That is most likely the Back Flow Prevention for your sprinklers. There should be a valve that you can shut off on the BFP to stop the flow of water. Have it fixed before you need the sprinklers - which in this case may be Saturday. Back Flow Preventer 

the Markster --- 127 days ago -

Gusher in my yard...
Sounds expensive. Good luck 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 127 days ago -

She's a plumber, Mark, giving advice and info in case someone has that issue with this icy weather. 

TinktheSprite --- 126 days ago -

We had warning of this freeze. With all the news on how prepare for it, I am still surprised at all the sprinkler systems freezing, and pipes bursting in Kingwood. Live and learn? 

Gigix4 --- 126 days ago -

Live and learn?

Yup! I had the sprinkler system back flow preventer freeze off they blow when it thawed, the 1st year in this house.
I learned real quick how to turn the water supply to it off, and drain all the system lines. And now I do it early when the temps are reasonable and well before the 1st freeze.
Yes, live and learn ... and I learned real well after the first time of a really bad experience. 

TinktheSprite --- 126 days ago -

Our first home here, a pipe burst inside, OVER THE BATHTUB! What luck! No subsequent damage. The plumber taught us every thing we need to know! We are quick learners knowing what we had avoided first hand. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 126 days ago -

Houses built in moderate warm climates arent built with freezing temps in mind. My house in Nebraska was much sturdier. The Windows had double panes and insulation was much better. We HAVE to prepare here.

Some folks are just not motivated to avoid disaster. Lol 

TinktheSprite --- 126 days ago -

I keep reading on forums,, "But I lived blah blah blah years in Michigan, Ohio, Iowa etc., and this never happened!" LOL Everything is not the same everywhere you go! 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 126 days ago -

PLUS, many of those colder locations have basements! There is where most of the plumbing is, inside where it's much warmer and protected. We have this crappy soil here and can't have basements. But they are nice to have. 

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