Saturday, December 15, 2012

More Winterization - Overkill on a Big Trash Can

Peculiar MO (Mostly Cloudy Low 45 High 54)

After wrapping the water faucet with heat tape and then covering with pipe insulation and gorilla tape we took another step to make sure our water supply did not freeze. After consultation with the park owner and checking the internet we decided on an inverted trash can with the inside sprayed with foam insulation that would sit over the faucet.

This park has tall water faucets so we needed a big trash can. Wanting to go all the way to the ground we ended up with a huge trash can with wheels that took an awful lot of spray foam cans.

Here is what it looks like, it is almost as tall as the power box :-)

Told you it was overkill!!

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Great solution and when it works, it won't be over kill.

  2. You may think it's overkill but it looks like it's going to work.

  3. How is your solution holding up for you so far? May try a similar route on my mobile home!

  4. How is the upside down garbage can doing so far this winter? I might be stealing your idea!