in an age of global warming and el nino, we are feeling less and less of intense sub zero bone chilling days and nights. We remember the hard freeze, where we’d safely stow all our backyard gear for the long cold dark winter. Last few winters, however, we get a few snaps of cold nights – good outdoor nICE mug making weather – then a warm up, above freezing in the day. We are tempted to resurrect our outdoor showers in these above freezing stretches.
And as we hover around the freezing mark, here’s a ridiculously inexpensive product to help keep your outdoor showers ready to go.
The foam faucet cover has a little clip that hangs on your faucet and a draw tight strap that pulls the faucet protector against the outside of your house. This easy on and off attachment means your faucet stays relatively warm, drawing the warmth from the pipes inside your basement, and keeps the cold outside air out.
Now the real bomb is to use an outdoor faucet protecter in conjunction with the frost free faucet. Now you can get outdoor water all winter long.