Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Freezing Rain and Fog

Woodbury, Connecticut

About 8:00 this morning, after clearing the driveway before the freezing rain made that task impossible.

The good news is that by noon the temperature had finally moved up near 50° and I tried the darkroom plumbing, which had thawed, and held pressure. Big relief, and in future I'll have to be much more proactive about draining out the pipes whenever the the outdoor temperature is expected to get a long way below freezing.

4 comments:

Scott Kirkpatrick said...

In Croton, we used to leave a small drip going when a hard freeze was due, or we had to be away from the house for a few days. Anyway, glad to hear there was no disaster.

scott

Martina said...

Good.
I told you everything will be fine, didn't I? ;-)

Taken For Granted said...

Good to know there was no damage from frozen pipes in your darkroom. That can be a disaster. Like Martina's comment.

Carl Weese said...

Yes, the problem is that the pipes lead from the cellar wall through a sort of tunnel under a breezeway and then to the crawlspace under the darkroom structure. The tunnel isn't even a crawlspace, so a freeze in there is a very difficult repair, hours of a skilled plumber's time. Big relief not to go there.