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Frozen Pipes – Update

cracked valve

If you remember, right before we went on vacation in December, we had a very cold week (by Sebastopol standards) and our pvc pipes to the vineyard froze and broke.  I repaired the broken pipe yesterday and turned on the water to the system to test it.  Low and behold, the pressure gauge broke and a 1″ brass valve cracked and was leaking.  I can almost understand the pressure gauge, but a solid brass valve, wow!  And it was only in the mid-20’s.

I learned my lesson…I have to winterize the pipes this fall.