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Old 11-06-2004, 07:03 PM   #15
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Thanks, Mink Islander and Zee, for the tip on making an adapter and using an air compressor to blow out the water lines. We have an outside faucet here that's fed by a copper pipe that runs underground for about two feet through a raised flower bed. The faucet is mounted to a stone wall that retains the bed. I've never been totally sure that pipe was completely drained each winter, so I went to Home Depot and got the three fittings you described that let me connect my air compressor to the faucet. We blew out that pipe today ... worked like a charm. In fact, quite a bit of water came out of the drain on the inside shutoff valve when I blew air through the pipe from the faucet, which indicates that the pipe wasn't draining properly in the past. I'm surprised it never froze and split, but at least now I will know for sure it's completely drained each winter. Thanks again for the tip. Often, it just takes someone to mention something like that for others to say, "Gee, why didn't I think of that??"
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