Ahhhh... coffee time at last... But I got a hot tea with a little honey in it. Good fer what ales ya.
I've been under the house for the past 2 hours, thawing out pipes. Down here, the pipes are just run thru the crawl space, tacked to the joists or just run on the ground. We got some of both in this old house.
Its the coldest morning I have seen since we moved here... 14f. Uninsulated pipes didn't have a chance. A couple of strategically placed heaters in the crawl space solved the problem. I had left the water dripping from all faucets last night, but not enough.
When I opened the outside door, my wife's cats all ran inside like there was a hound dog on their tale. They are all curled up in the stove room now, basking in the heat.
This next wave of cold that will be hitting us Monday will be the coldest air to reach us since 1940. Or in 40 years. I forget what the weatherman said. It will be single-digit temps. Thats cold enough down here the cause all kinds of problems in the home and on the road.
I'll have to make sure there is a good stream of water is coming out of each faucet if I don't want to crawl under the house again.
No problems inside the house. The DVC-500's kept this 3000sf house between 68f (coldest rooms), to 85f (hottest rooms).
Smitty! You are so fortunate to get that boiler! Sounds like you have it tuned in just fine, too.
I was sure glad for you-guys when you got it installed.
Time to get back outside and get some chores done. I got a pile of rough-sawn siding I need to plane down before I install it.
Stay warm and don't forget to check on a neighbor during this artic blast.