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Ed Cieslak
Home shut down for winter.
Ed Cieslak

I will be moving my mother-in-law down from the tip of the thumb in Michigan for the winter. I need some help in this venture. The home is approximately 3000 sq.ft. ranch. It is built over a crawl space which has been properly insulated, batted and vented. She would like for me to keep the water on. At what temperature do I need to leave the furnace on to prohibit the pipes from freezing. Also if there any other suggestions I should know please feel free to mention. Thanks.

dj1
Re: Home shut down for winter.
dj1

There are so many articles on line which deal with your question...just google it and start reading.

bill
Re: Home shut down for winter.
bill

I would heat the building to 45 degrees F. That being said I would also drain the water pipes and put plumbers anti freeze in all p-traps just in case. Also i would check the place from time to time. Some insurance companies have a clause in their policies that the property must be check every three days or the policy is void. So call them and see what they require.

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