Un Freeze Outside Faucets

Dont forget to insulate or leave dripping your outside faucets as the cold is here.  I didnt drip one of my faucets well enough and it froze solid.  It wasnt frozen enough to burst the pipe but I had to unfreeze it. 

I unfreeze my faucets with a hand towel put in hot water and wrap it around the faucet for a few minutes.  If need be I pour more hot water on the towel.  As soon as some water starts to come out I adjust the drip and let it dribble until it unfreezes and then readjust the flow.  Moving water doesnt freeze as easily as a closed faucet, especially with the pipe exposed to the wind.

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