So this morning, yet again, the water is frozen. Two things I don't understand:
1. There was a cold snap a while ago where it was colder than this for a longer period and the water never froze, so why is it freezing now?
2. Doesn't the hot water tank hold a quantity of water? I understand that the cold water which only has a very small header tank inside the house freezes because it's basically coming straight from outside, but shouldn't I have a bathtub full of hot water? Or is there something in the tank that prevents the water dropping below a certain level, so if there isn't fresh cold water coming it, it won't let me take the hot water out?
All answers and suggestions gratefully accepted...
Back to School, New Haven, Late 1960's
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