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freezing pipes

Postby db276 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:02 pm


I have left my flat empty for a few days over the holidays, with the central heating fully off. I saw the weather forecast for the next few days, and it's going to stay 0 to -5 most of the time. I'm worried that the water pipes will freeze and burst in my absence. Is this likely to happen?

I don't have anyone to go to my flat to turn the heating & water taps on for a few minutes..
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:05 am

It is likely at work we've a had a few frozen pipes and one burst.

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Postby plumberman666 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:50 pm

Leave the heating on low. As a plumber/heating engineer ive been to four call outs today with frozen pipes inside properties.
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