Forum Title: Winterizing a home
I am new to the South Dakota black hills area. Gets really really cold here. I am installing a brand new water service line from the curb stop to the meter inside the garage. The house will be vacant in the winter. I plan on having a plumber winterize the home. He will blow out the lines and put anti-freeze in some places as I understand it. What I don't understand is what will keep the new water service line from freezing where it comes up into the garage? I don't think it is possible to blow the water out of it, is it? Is there anything I can do with the new service line I plan on installing that will help with winterizing it? Thanks for any help. This new service line is expensive and I really would hate to spend all that money and have it freeze and burst.
Category: Plumber Post By: KRISTEN BARNETT (Barnstable Town, MA), 04/18/2017

Install a curb stop with a drain. When the valve is closed it opens the drain.

- DONNA MARTIN (East Orange, NJ), 09/09/2017

heat trace it, and build a box around it with 12'' of insulation, seal it completly

- NANCY ANDERSON (Simi Valley, CA), 10/04/2017

drain and wastes are illegal to install due to back siphonage if you do not mind drinking water with ferterliser and bug killer in it go ahead

- DEBRA ADAMS (Austin, TX), 10/12/2017

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