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-40f No thanks. You must be Eskimo. Your water lines
would freeze up in seconds at that temp?Unhappy
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I live in Dallas, we have about 20 days under freezing point. I put small elctronic heater inside the van.  Simple and not expensive

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CarpetCleanerND Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/February/2011 at 11:41pm
We operate in Fargo ND, many 20 below days this season, we keep the vans inside a heated shop.  Our policy is to use a portable unit on very cold days, or reschedule until it is at least 10 above zero.  When I was operating out of my house we wrapped the truck mount in an insulated heat shield at night, brought the solution hoses inside, and used a radiant heater plugged in to a 20 amp garage circuit.  If the garage light was on, I knew the breaker was working.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote XtremeClean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/March/2011 at 5:46am
Heaters blew the breaker this winter (my fault for putting them on the same circuit Head Crack).  I was lucky the ice didn't wreck more than it did.  Here's a shot of the one-way valve that cracked near the pump and a hose valve as well.



Up here we deal with below freezing temps from Oct to March.  I've started pumping low temp windshield washer fluid through all the lines and just emptying off the fresh water tank now.  Pull the tools inside the house and don't leave the solutions in the truck.  Sure it's a bit more trouble, but it pales in comparison to freezing equipment.
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I have been using an electrical heater to keep everything from freezing.
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Yea, you can't control freezing in Winter but you can control the temp
in your van.LOL
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Just throw some heaters in there, we insulated our garage and we find that we don't have to heat it anymore.

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my trucks underground
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Like 6ft under?
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It depends on the climate.  In a mild climate like Seattle, I use a heating unit with a low thermostat setting.  Most heaters only allow thermostat settings at lowest 55 degrees.  You need a unit that allows you to set the temperature to about 40 degrees.  A heat lamp can also be a good low cost option.  



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im in Canada it was around 50 below my lines didn't freeze,i was worried they would.hydra master keeps it hot
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ya its 6 feet under
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It was that cold in BC
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