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Checked on the goldfish pond and found it to be a bit low. Went to top it up, and hose is frozen solid. It seems that in cold, dry, windy weather it loses water faster.
 
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Checked on the goldfish pond and found it to be a bit low. Went to top it up, and hose is frozen solid. It seems that in cold, dry, windy weather it loses water faster.
I have been adding water all fall and winter, we have been dry and windy. All the ponds have needed fill ups. I just hook the hose back up and fill the ponds.
 
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We keep a short section of hose in the basement for just this issue - they all freeze outside, even if I keep them in the garage. Having a nice pliable hose when you're already freezing to death outside is a nice luxury!
 

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We keep a short section of hose in the basement for just this issue - they all freeze outside, even if I keep them in the garage. Having a nice pliable hose when you're already freezing to death outside is a nice luxury!
I need a long one to reach the big pond, use one of those cloth type hoses, not expanding, but cloth like. I drain it and it stays very pliable. Leave it hanging outside near the faucets.
 

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Mine is buriedbut I make sure all the hoses are drained and disconnected when winter starts. Had a faucet freeze and crack because the hose was connected
 

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Checked on the goldfish pond and found it to be a bit low. Went to top it up, and hose is frozen solid. It seems that in cold, dry, windy weather it loses water faster.

that is one reason I put up the winter tent now; that, and it means come the end of March, I'm not waiting for the ice to melt to do anything to the pond.
 
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As Addy said, always drain the hose after use.

And as mrsclem suggested, always disconnect the water hose from the faucet before turning the faucet on. I turned my faucet on last year with the hose connected. It burst the line inside the house. Plummer cost me almost $500 for repair. They said that is a very common cause of burst pipes, even though I had one of the faucets that was made with the valve set back inside the house about a foot or so.
 
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As Addy said, always drain the hose after use.

And as mrsclem suggested, always disconnect the water hose from the faucet before turning the faucet on. I turned my faucet on last year with the hose connected. It burst the line inside the house. Plummer cost me almost $500 for repair. They said that is a very common cause of burst pipes, even though I had one of the faucets that was made with the valve set back inside the house about a foot or so.
Yep, always disconnect your hose for the winter, even with a frost free hose bib (spigot).
The hose bib needs to drain and if the hose is connected, water will get trapped and the pipe will burst.

I learned that lesson years ago. I had left the hose connected. When I turned it on in the Spring and I could hear the water flowing, but not much was coming out. The water was flowing inside the wall.
 
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If,
those hose
that froze
we knows
exposed
just shows
opposed,
explodes
or blows
like nose
in throes'
of foes;
propose
repose
of hose
like pros--
no woes--
you chose
enclosed!

But,
suppose
your hose
arose
and goes
to flows?
Not closed,
bib blows
and slows
your throw
bestowed
on decomposed
hose.

and all because it snows?





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