Insulating Water Drums : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

I'm planning on storing several 55-gallon plasic drums of water in my barn this winter and I don't want them to freeze. I figure I'll buy some insulation to wrap the drums with, but I don't know how thick the insulation should be. Got any suggestions? I'm located in north central Ohio, so it can get pretty cold here at times during the winter months.

-- Gentleman Farmer (, November 15, 1999


Insulation can only slow the amount of heat loss ... Where is the heat going to come from once the water cools down?

-- John (, November 15, 1999.

Well, the temperature is seldom below freezing for too long in Ohio during the winter. I am hoping that we have enough thaws during the winter to keep the barrels from freezing. If this winter is anything like last winter, that shouldn't be a problem.

-- Gentleman Farmer (, November 15, 1999.

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