In Northern climates, late fall is a busy time of year.
Squirrels are as active as beer distributors, shifting from Octoberfest to Winter Ale. Homeowners are doing their winter prep: leaf raking, the final grass cut, snow blower tuning, and putting away the garden hose for pending winter.
We sauna enthusiasts are getting ready for winter too.
Our woodpiles are packed solid. Our skis and ice skates are ready to go. For those of us with our own backyard sauna retreats, we are transitioning from our outdoor showers to the 5 gallon water bucket. But we don’t need to shut down our outdoor garden faucets. We can fill up our 5 gallon water buckets right under the outdoor faucet all winter long thanks too…. freeze proof faucets.
Freeze proof faucets are the bomb.
The shut off is a foot upstream, inside your house. Freeze proof faucets are easy to install. They work all winter long. One of life’s simple pleasures if filling a 5 gallon water bucket in zero degree weather wearing only a towel between sauna rounds.
We can say goodbye to our outdoor showers for the winter, and Wim Hof would be proud of our ability to dump cold water over our heads outside, all winter long.
Here’s some easy instructions on how to install your own freeze proof faucet. Click here.