It is now May 1st, 2012. Last night’s low temperature of 7 deg C was the warmest we have had in weeks.
The night before was -5. All of this cold weather has taught us… do not put out the garden hoses so early! This is about the 4th occurance of a leak, split hose, split nozzle or split metal ring pieces in the hoses this spring. Arrggg.
Thanks to our friendly neighbour who keeps coming over to turn off the tap when they see streams of water pouring out of the system.
As inconvenient as it may be, we will have to leave the system off in the spring and fall when there is a danger of frost, when not in use. Period.