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image of our water storage tank during the winter of 2012

19 degrees last night was cold enough to freeze the non-potable water line for the 2nd time this season.

I'm not complaining though.

Today was a perfect winter day for being still.

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19 is way to cold... If the picture is your water line, try putting a compost pile on top of it, as a compost pile breaks down it generates heat... Might work?

Good Luck, Jeff

Comment by Jeff Sat Jan 14 22:01:26 2012
Since it froze up again, I think our first thing to try will be really sealing the crack with some of that foam insulation as Roland suggested. If that doesn't do the trick, I'll probably pile dirt on top for a longer-lived solution. Compost would definitely work, though --- I'd just have to remember to tend it....
Comment by anna Sun Jan 15 09:04:57 2012

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