Got caught out this morning. ..

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  1. koopmaster

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    Bloomen wfp pump and pipes where all frozen this morning.
    Hasent happened in 2 years so caught me out. My heater is in the box in the van and will have go come out so I can work tomorrow.

    Now a hour and a half late... huff huff... oh well
     
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  2. Smurf

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    At least you managed to open your van doors as my side loading door is still frozen solid :D
     
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    I would not want to be working anyway as the outside temp in my back garden is reading -1
    I've also found splashing water about is not really a great idea when the temp is below freezing.
     
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    I am lucky I can get the van in the garage, When I first started I did start work one morning and it was still freezing...erm not good when the water starts to freeze to the glass....lesson learnt....when it's freezing on a morning start much later or don't bother at all...
     
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    What ppl also tend to forget is the air temp can be just above freezing but the ground surface temp can be well below freezing so wfp hoses etc can still freeze up.
     
  6. koopmaster

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    I think I lost my car heater. The one you stick in your van to stop it from freezing. What do you recommend I buy. Got one of eBay a few years ago.
     
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    No good asking me as I trashed my potatble gas hot water heater today & nearly my pf trolley due to getting frozen in the van over the last 3 nights. Oops! :D

    The pf trolley and other bits I don't want to get frozen are now indoors in the warm.:rolleyes:
     
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    Lol. Actually I was on ebay and found a greenhouse parifin heater. Going to get one
     
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    I hooked up a temperature controlled electronic gismo (technical term) that turn the power on or off to an oil heater. I've set it to turn on at 4° and off at 10°

    Here's a link:
    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/351249783419
     
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    The annoying thing is I've had that gas water heater for years and have always brought it in but now on refection after thawing it out and testing it to see if it still worked my missus has had a free kitchen tile clean out of me today as the water peed out from it everywhere...:D
     
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