Power is out! So, how long until my pipes burst?
January 3, 2014 5:36 PM Subscribe
I have a small weekend cottage. I am currently 2 hours away from said cottage and the power there went out 3.5 hours ago. The temperature there is currently -2 F. Power company estimates return of power around midnight. Are my pipes going to freeze?
posted by minervous to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
- I've been away a week and left the house temp set at 50 F.
- I did not drain the water nor turn off the pump when last I left.
- The cottage is approx. 1100 square feet and was built in 2009. It is very tightly insulated. The water pipes are PVC.
I could get there around 1am tonight and fire up the wood stove. It would heat the house easily within an hour or so. I do trust the power company; in previous outages, their estimates have been accurate, even conservative.
Help me, hive mind. Should I go?