Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Needed Water Softener Repairs
The last freeze we had in Tampa Bay took it's toll on my water softener. Never in my life had I ever thought that when you have several years of 50-60 degree weather in the winter that a frost, let alone a hard freeze, would occur. This past winter did my softener in, or at least the feed and return lines were done in, mostly by me unfortunately. In order to get the water in the lines to thaw so we could have running water in the house again(softener is located outside at the main because Florida doesn't freeze) I used my trusty heat gun. It melted the ice fast, as well as the hose the ice was in. Doh! I went to the local home supply store and got replacement hoses but this time I got stainless steel hose that can disperse the heat of I need to thaw the lines again. Along with this I got a water heater blanket to hold whatever heat was in the system when the temps drop in the future, which I'm sure will happen again!