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Partially Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 24th, 2005 · No Comments

12below.png I woke up this morning and had the urge to make coffee with water from the Brita pitcher; I usually use the tap and let the coffee machine’s built-in filter do the work. Good thing I went Brita today. After pouring 6 cups of water into the coffee pot, I proceeded to refill the pitcher from the sink. I noticed that the water pressure wasn’t very good, but wrote it off to Jen’s being in the shower upstairs. Still a bit dreary and out of it, I didn’t realize that something was wrong until the Brita pitcher was mostly filled again — with brown water. Whoops.

When the air temperature (that is, before any wind chill is factored in) is at -12 degrees Fahrenheit at 8am, I can’t imagine what it was overnight. Whatever it was, though, it was enough to at least partially freeze the pipes leading to our kitchen sink. Hopefully after running the water for a few hours, it will unfreeze.

In the meantime, I’m just glad my coffee is Italian roast brown and not dirty, frozen pipe brown.

Rest in peace, Johnny Carson.

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