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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Coldest February

Caused havoc on camp's water situation. 3 long weekends of updating the bathroom while having the water off....finally got everything back in and now it's frozen up. Guessing the cold temps were too much for the heat tape.....

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-02-2015, 12:07 AM
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Re: Coldest February

Was a cold one all right!
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Saw somewhere yesterday where they were saying PA temps were 20 degrees below normal for the month of Febuary .
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-03-2015, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, read a report that stated PA was colder than Alaska!!

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Re: Coldest February

That's why I didn't turn my water off each time I left camp this past month or two. I have two toilets that run a little and I hadn't got around to fixing them. They run just enough to keep the pipes from freezing. I turn my thermostat down to 50 degrees when I leave so there's always some heat inside. I usually turn off the pump and hot water tank, but lately only the hot water. I've been at camp at least 10 days each month all winter, so I keep things up and running all the time - as I do throughout the year.

As we get more into March and the temps warm up more, I will shut off the pump again between visits.

But I agree...this winter has gone on long enough! I'm ready for spring and trout fishing!
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How about some of that global warming they always talk about? Where's that at now?

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This is the first time I've considered putting in a gas wall unit and leave it on during the winter months. Our primary heat (only heat currently) is woodstove.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2015, 12:04 AM
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Friend posted on FB that it was 87 and heat warnings were up in Florida.Sarasota
I'm not ever ready for that!!

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I agree Mybuzz... I can handle the cold, but hot weather is not for me. When I was as kid I would just lay in a stream. Unfortanately, that activity is frowned upon when you become an adult.
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Re: Coldest February

Thats what i love about no water at camp, dont have to drain or heat it while away. Takes a bit to warm up when its 11 degrees inside, spring has never froze, even when it was -20 plus below couple weeks ago......

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