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This is an interesting problem. I'm wondering if you can bury your water supply line so that it would be unaffected by the frozen ground temperature? (Think below perma-frost and ground heave). Also, if the water is being piped a short distance from building that is already being heated maybe an auto draining valve (as @Ecnerwal mentioned) could be installed ...


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You need a "frost-proof hydrant" (which will have a garden hose thread, not a fire hose thread.) That is a valve that is buried below frost line. On the hose side of the valve, there is a small, deliberate leak (this should not leak when the valve is open.) When the valve is closed, the leak drains water from the standing part of the pipe. Without heat, ...


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Just make sure that if you are "close" to the rating of the circuit breaker that you have the appliance on a circuit of its own. In your case, having a 15 amp appliance on a 20 amp breaker (assuming the receptacle is the same as the breaker) will cause you no problem. However, if you should put two 15 amp devices on the same 20 amp breaker, you could ...



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