BUMP TO THE TOP - THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
draining pumps in cold weather
Yes up here in Montreal Canada pumps are
kept dry during the winter. Yes they will
freeze if not in use at a fire. Like everything else, cold is a relative thing.
I saw some posts say they have never seen
a pump freeze.It is common up here during the coldest months of the winter normally
January and February.
After draining just the pump(not the tank)
all is left to dry then a pull on the primer to oil everything up and close
all valves and drains.
At -30 degrees drains will freeze-up
on route to the call.If you have to draft
with drains frozen open good luck!
I guess this isn't a problem in Florida.:)