Freezing water lines etc

Submitted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 19:24
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We are travelling to Canberra where the temperatures are -9
I want to know if there is anything we should do to stop any damage to water lines or HW system
Do the water lines freeze up does the HW system freeze.
Does the diesel in the heater freeze
If water lines freeze will the water lines split
Any experianced advice wouls be welcome.
I know we will freeze but are visiting our son before we go up to QLD to thaw out
Chris & Tracy
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Reply By: The Hob - Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 06:28

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 06:28
Have been in Canberra at -9 and our water pressure vale froze. So did most taps at EPIC and taps on stands.

We should have disconnected the water lines over night.

Heater was OK and hot water system was OK

Next time I will just disconnect the waterhose from the park tap.

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Reply By: Bill & Rose - Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 18:13

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 18:13
We live at Bungonia which is about a 100km or so from Canberra. This time of year I just turn off the pump and let a fair bit of water out of the line. This stops damage. We have had a big frost this morning.

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Follow Up By: Chris & Tracy - Monday, May 25, 2015 at 04:16

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 04:16
Thanks so much for replies. We will be following advice about draining water lines just to be on the safe side.

Chris & Tracy
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Reply By: grumpyolephartz - Monday, May 25, 2015 at 07:16

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 07:16
Chris and Tracy, you should get a fill of Alpine diesel into your heater tank. A friend went camping one night at Kiandra and froze when the heater system froze up. Jim said he could see the walls sparkling with frost inside the van, so it did have some attraction, just that they drove on at 2.00am it was so cold in the van
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