When do you turn off your outside faucets?

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When do you turn off your outside faucets?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 9th, 2018, 9:32 am

Not specifically related to irrigation, but when do you guys shut down your outside faucets (i.e. shut off the water to them in the basement and drain them)? Next week it's looking to be as low as 28 one night.

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Re: When do you turn off your outside faucets?

Post by turf_toes » November 9th, 2018, 10:54 am

I’ve already done mine. But that’s because I do it when I disconnect hoses.

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Re: When do you turn off your outside faucets?

Post by HoosierLawnGnome » November 9th, 2018, 12:33 pm

Never?

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Re: When do you turn off your outside faucets?

Post by kentster » November 10th, 2018, 10:41 am

I'm a little late, but did it this morning. I've had to pay to replace too many times :). For the less initiated, I turn on the inside shutoff valve off and open the outside faucet.

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Re: When do you turn off your outside faucets?

Post by Green » November 26th, 2018, 9:55 pm

I turned mine off over a week ago, kept them off during the extreme cold, but then turned them back on the other day, and am not in a rush to turn them off again just yet (maybe another week)...I still need to wash stuff out.


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Re: When do you turn off your outside faucets?

Post by Green » December 18th, 2018, 6:49 pm

Finally turned them off again a few days ago. Had one fail slightly...slight leak now while it's off. Going to have the plumber come in the Spring to fix it. They're supposed to be the type that don't need to be shut off in Winter. So much for that...but who knows, it might have happened even if I had turned it off already.

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Re: When do you turn off your outside faucets?

Post by Dchall_San_Antonio » January 8th, 2019, 3:29 pm

Never, and even when I lived in Dayton, never. I don't think my Dayton house had that option.

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