Fortunately this doesn't come up too often in the deep south, but what do you guys in the northern US and Canada do to protect your outside faucets from freezing and breaking the pipes?
Lots of "wife's tales", but you guys LIVE with this every year.
Last night, with the low being 17*, I opened all but one faucet and let them run with a steady (pencil-sized) flow. One faucet wouldn't turn on so I put one of those foam faucet covers on it. This morning I went out and none of the faucets was running. Three would turn on and flow, but the one on the north side wouldn't turn on or off. It's going to be colder the rest of this week.
Advice this am at work - copper cold water pipes won't freeze so don't worry about it - yeah, right. Probably PVC anyway. I have PEX running though the attic.
Will the foam covers actually work below 20*? That's what I've used in the past, but someone convinced me yesterday that they wouldn't work at these temps.