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PMackie
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Outdoor Water Tap

Post by PMackie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:59 am

Hi All,

I am sure this has been asked before, but I figured I would make a quick thread to get an answer. I just bought and moved into our new home. I have a large garage that I am obviously going to be brewing in. I will eventually get it plumbed properly for a soaker sink and all of that but at the moment I do not have a water source in it. Do any of you have any issues with running a hose from the outside tap in this time of year? I have a hose that is drinking safe so I figured with the temps above zero this week it likely will not be an issue but I better check.

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Re: Outdoor Water Tap

Post by elreplica » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:35 am

As long as the water is left on a bit you likely won’t have any problems...but if not and the temperature drops,say overnight your hose will freeze...not a large deal as I simply throw mine in the hottub lol or bathtub to thaw it...it helps if you’ve got a frost free outside tap...easy just to connect the hose outside as you need it - and bring it back inside when not using it.
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Re: Outdoor Water Tap

Post by PMackie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 am

elreplica wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:35 am
As long as the water is left on a bit you likely won’t have any problems...but if not and the temperature drops,say overnight your hose will freeze...not a large deal as I simply throw mine in the hottub lol or bathtub to thaw it...it helps if you’ve got a frost free outside tap...easy just to connect the hose outside as you need it - and bring it back inside when not using it.
Yeah I plan on disconnecting it when done brewing, so that shouldn't be an issue haha
Kegged: Angry Red Ale, Bitter SOB ESB
Fermenting: BR Comp Beer
On deck: Pop's Sunday Sipper(Kolsch Style), All Rye'll Up
In the hole:: Pale Ale, Everwood Comp Brew

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