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Just kidding, actually it called to tell me that it's done charging...but I wouldn't be surprised to get a "hey man it's freaking cold out here" text LOL.

Hope y'all are staying warm and HAPPY NEW YEAR
 

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Back at you Dutch! Pretty freakin' cold here too. My battery warming thingy has been running on and off for days out there in the garage.
 

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This week I've seen these numbers multiple times...on my farm truck...:)

Currently thawing out the barn well which has buried pressure tank and demand switch which sits at the bottom of a vertical PVC pipe about 5 feet into the ground...because someone had installed an LED bulb in the emergency light that sits in the pipe instead of the INCANDESCENT lightbulb which generated enough heat to keep the switch frost free...:)

Isn't this a proper new year celebratory event??...:)
 

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Currently thawing out the barn well which has buried pressure tank and demand switch which sits at the bottom of a vertical PVC pipe about 5 feet into the ground...because someone had installed an LED bulb in the emergency light that sits in the pipe instead of the INCANDESCENT lightbulb which generated enough heat to keep the switch frost free...:)
Sounds a little like my LED headlights that won't melt snow. Oh well, otherwise they're pretty okay.
 

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Currently thawing out the barn well which has buried pressure tank and demand switch which sits at the bottom of a vertical PVC pipe about 5 feet into the ground...because someone had installed an LED bulb in the emergency light that sits in the pipe instead of the INCANDESCENT lightbulb which generated enough heat to keep the switch frost free...:)
The farm in upstate NY where I grew up we had one hell of a time with the barn water supply in cold weather. We finally built an out-building with a tiny natural gas heater in it over the main valves and inflow which would keep it all above freezing...period. LOL
 

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Happy frigid New Year everyone. Yes my poor Volt sits in the driveway plugged in probably freezing its not-used-that-often tailpipe off.
 

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The farm in upstate NY where I grew up we had one hell of a time with the barn water supply in cold weather. We finally built an out-building with a tiny natural gas heater in it over the main valves and inflow which would keep it all above freezing...period. LOL
My outdoor water hydrant is frozen even though the actual valve is supposed to be deep underground. I’ve been hauling water from the house to the horses using two empty gallon iced tea bottles. And the wife insists that I keep our outside working dog in the garage during this cold, he has broken the 3rd set of garage door sensors. Earlier this evening I found him at the barn, and he looked at me like “man, it’s f***ing cold, please let me in the warm garage”
 

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My outdoor water hydrant is frozen even though the actual valve is supposed to be deep underground. I’ve been hauling water from the house to the horses using two empty gallon iced tea bottles. And the wife insists that I keep our outside working dog in the garage during this cold, he has broken the 3rd set of garage door sensors. Earlier this evening I found him at the barn, and he looked at me like “man, it’s f***ing cold, please let me in the warm garage”
Well, if you do like i do on the farm buildings...I put my door sensors together up about 8 feet in the air...:)
 

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My Volt is reporting 45°F here in Chicago and not getting any ERDTT. I wonder if that resistor I stuck between the ambient air sensor prongs has anything to do with it...:)
 

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Well, if you do like i do on the farm buildings...I put my door sensors together up about 8 feet in the air...:)
The problem is that the building contractor ran the wires in the wall, and they pop out about a foot above ground.,,,,though you’ve got me thinking I could easily staple them down so the dog can’t snag them and pull them out. Similarly, maybe just forego the system and have the two sensors pointing at each other sitting on top of the motor. Interestingly, I thought of bypassing the whole system by just connecting the wires togetherness the motor, but apparently there is some special transmit/receive waveform that makes these garage door eyes work. So every time the dog tears into it and rips the wire of right at the molded base, it’s another $40 down the tube.
 

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My MY13 had to spend Saturday night outside, unplugged while -16F.
In the AM the battery was not available as the DIC said reduced propulsion.
Pulled it into the garage, plugged her in and she was one happy camper after a few hours :)

Had to give my garage spot up to my son who was driving up from OK. I texted him and said make sure you use your washer fluid and put in some stuff made for -20F. Did he listen? Nope. Did it freeze his lines by the time he got to our house? YUP, Kids ����
 

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I texted him and said make sure you use your washer fluid and put in some stuff made for -20F. Did he listen? Nope. Did it freeze his lines by the time he got to our house? YUP, Kids ����
This brings back memories of something I experienced a year ago.

I rented a car and drove to AZ from WI for the holidays 2016/17. On the way out I needed to use the Squirters fairly frequent for the beginning of the trip. I figured I had used enough that I should pick up some more blue fluid at a gas station in Emporia, KS. When I went to top The reservoir, it turned out I hadn’t used nearly as much as I thought. So, I put the jug in the trunk and carried it for the rest of the vacation until I returned home to WI. After I unpacked from the trip, I had this 3/4 full jug of fluid I left out in the Garage overnight. I figured I would just put it in my Daily driver the next day. Imagine my surprise when I went to do that and found the jug of fluid was frozen solid.
Then I looked closer at the label only to see Good down to +32F. WTF! I didn’t know they even made a washer fluid that wasn’t good for at least -20F

I normally use the stuff with the coldest Rating -27 to -32. I guess thats what I get for Living in the upper Midwest all my life.


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I put mine up on the ceiling, no problems in 20 years ?
 

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i’m Thinking about something like a 3 sided box with a cap over it. This way it’s all covered up.
Maybe something like 3-gang electric box, or one made of wood.
 

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My outdoor water hydrant is frozen even though the actual valve is supposed to be deep underground. I’ve been hauling water from the house to the horses using two empty gallon iced tea bottles. And the wife insists that I keep our outside working dog in the garage during this cold, he has broken the 3rd set of garage door sensors. Earlier this evening I found him at the barn, and he looked at me like “man, it’s f***ing cold, please let me in the warm garage”
If you have high water table, the hydrant might not drain and then it would freeze.
 

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If you have high water table, the hydrant might not drain and then it would freeze.
The well is 150 feet down, but I don’t know how low the hydrant goes.that might be it. I’ve been thinking of wrapping the to[ with heating tape like they used to at a stable where we used to board our horses, but if what you say is true, then wriapping would be futile.
 

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