Winterizing

Outdoor Showers are susceptible
to freeze damage just like water
faucets and hose bibbs

Outdoor Showers are susceptible to freeze
damage just like water faucets and hose bibbs!

In EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATES it is advisable to remove items, such as…

In
EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATES
it is advisable to remove

Faucet handles
& Cartridges

Hand sprays

Foot showers

Drinking fountain
bubblers and
Hose bibbs

TYPICAL VALVE ASSEMBLY AND ADVICE
FROM A PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER

Plumb your outdoor shower with a shut-off valve so that the entire system can be totally drained prior to winter weather.

Turn off water supply to the shower unit. For a stop and waste valve, shut off the water by turning the valve clockwise until it won’t turn anymore.

For a ball valve, turn the handle a quarter turn so it is perpendicular to the pipe. Remove drain caps and let water drain.

Use compressed air to blow excess moisture out of the pipes and valves.

TYPICAL VALVE ASSEMBLY AND ADVICE
FROM A PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER

Plumb your outdoor shower with a shut-off valve so that the
entire system can be totally drained prior to winter weather.

Turn off water supply to the shower unit. For a stop and waste
valve, shut off the water by turning the valve clockwise until
it won't turn anymore.

For a ball valve, turn the handle a quarter turn so it is
perpendicular to the pipe. Remove drain caps and let
water drain.

Use compressed air to blow excess moisture out of the
pipes and valves.

IF AN AIR COMPRESSOR IS NOT AVAILABLE

Remove the shower heads, valves and cartridges, hands sprays,
foot showers, and hose bibbs and store them indoors for the winter.

Cover the shower pipes to prevent water and debris
from the exposed openings.

IF YOU FORGET TO WINTERIZE UNIT

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If you forget to winterize your unit before freezing temperatures occur and your pipes do freeze, you can avoid busted valves if you act quickly.

If the frozen pipe is a hot-water line, open the hot-water spigot.
The moving water might thaw the pipe.

If both hot and cold water lines are frozen, or if you are not sure, open both spigots. Keep opening and closing the spigot until the water flows freely. A hairdryer or other source of heat can be used if needed.

IF AN AIR COMPRESSOR IS NOT AVAILABLE

Remove the shower heads, valves and cartridges, hands sprays, foot showers, and hose bibbs and store them indoors for the winter.

Cover the shower pipes to prevent water and debris from the exposed openings.

IF YOU FORGET TO WINTERIZE UNIT.

If you forget to winterize you unit before freezing temperatures occurs and your pipes do freeze, you can avoid busted valves if you act quickly.

If the frozen pipe is a hot-water line, open the hot-water spigot. The moving water might thaw the pipe.

If both hot and cold water lines are frozen, or if you are not sure, open both spigots. Keep opening and closing the spigot until the wáter flows freely. A hairdryer or other source of heat can be used if needed.

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