Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Frugal faucet protection

Here in Oklahoma, we are just this week having cold weather. In fact, today is the first day we have even turned on the heater. So it is time to protect those outdoor faucets from freezing. Styrofoam covers can be purchased but I choose to use what we already save and save the time spent driving and money spent shopping.
I used rags cut from Jeff's old work t-shirts, (they look pinkish but they are really dark red - my husband and the men he works with would never wear pink )pieces of a large trash bag and electrical tape.
First I wrapped each faucet with several pieces of fabric, then covered it all with trash bag and wrapped it up good with tape.
I have used Duct Tape before but the only roll we have now it bright yellow and that would not look too nice.
The back faucet with no covering.
Front faucet, covered and snug for winter.


  1. That's a great idea. I bought one of those styrofoam covers and couldn't keep the stupid thing on there! That reminds me - I need to get under the house and make sure the heat tape is still working.

  2. hee, hee, on the pink shirt. My hubbers has a shirt that is pink, but he insists it is called "salmon". Also, he has CD rates printed out every week for his desk on multi-colored paper. He refuses to have the pink ones! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi, I'm new to your blog. Just thought I'd leave a comment for you! I know I always enjoy when someone new comments at my site! hehe

    My dad has done this for years! I didn't even know about the foam covers until I got married and we had our first house, about five years ago! Now, my frugal hubby uses this tried and true solution too!

  4. You are being very resourceful. If it ever gets cold enough here, I'll remember that!

  5. Good morning Rhonda! Just dropping by with a Monday morning greeting. I always enjoy reading your frugal doing. I miss being on a yahoo group with you so will keep in touch through our blogs. Hope you have a good week!


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