Keep drinking water from freezing. - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-06-2015, 01:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Name: Kevin K
Trailer: 17' Casita
Mpls,Minnesota
Posts: 3,052
Registry
Keep drinking water from freezing.

Is there any way to keep drinking water from freezing with out adding alcohol or keeping in a warm place?

Name:   index.jpg
Views: 191
Size:  5.5 KB
__________________

__________________
Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2015, 01:42 PM   #2
CPW
Senior Member
 
CPW's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0TA
Flori-duh!
Posts: 934
Registry
Water freezes at 32 degrees F, 0 degrees. Adding any substance that will create a solution to the water (salt, sugar, alcohol, etc.) will lower its freezing temperature. So the short answer to you question is NO.
__________________

__________________
CPW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2015, 02:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: None
Trailer: None
None
Posts: 2,730
We put plastic gallon milk jugs of room temperature water in a good cooler along with a couple of gallon jugs filled with "HOT" water . Water did not freeze after 48 hours at temps near zero F .I suppose one could fill all the jugs with HOT water but I am not fond of drinking hot water
__________________
steve dunham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2015, 10:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin K View Post
Is there any way to keep drinking water from freezing with out adding alcohol or keeping in a warm place?
Attachment 79592




Sent from my iPad using Fiberglass RV
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 01:05 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Take it from someone who spends a lot of time trying to keep water from freezing in her back pack while working on a ski hill, those thin plastic water bottles are the worst! They freeze way to fast even when stuffed inside a back pack. You need to use something with insulated walls to contain the water - a large Insulated Thermos's such as this one works well - you can get in small or large sizes. And keeping it in a cooler without ice in it also helps.

An old style large thermos drink cooler might also do the trick. You can find them in thrift stores frequently.
Attached Thumbnails
$_57.JPG  
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 05:54 AM   #6
CPW
Senior Member
 
CPW's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0TA
Flori-duh!
Posts: 934
Registry
So far, all the "solutions" posted involve putting the drinking water in a warm place (in a cooler with one bottle filled with hot water or in a thermos inside a cooler. Given long enough time and cold enough temperatures, the drinking water will still freeze, these procedures will only slow the process as insulation can only go so far. Very good solutions to keeping water in its liquid state longer, but the OP did specify " keeping in a warm place." Personally I like the idea of adding alcohol to it, preferably Scotch! :LOL
__________________
CPW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 06:18 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: 2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #69
South Carolina
Posts: 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPW View Post
Personally I like the idea of adding alcohol to it, preferably Scotch! :LOL
+1.

The more you do it, the less you'll end up caring about freezing.
__________________
2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #69
Follow my blog - http://www.wincrasher.blogspot.com
Ron Merritt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 07:02 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
TomK's Avatar
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: Scamp 16
Michigan
Posts: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPW View Post
Personally I like the idea of adding alcohol to it, preferably Scotch! :LOL
Don't know why, this just popped into my head..
"The other day I got invited to a party, but I stayed home instead, just me and my buddy Johnny Walker, and his brothers Black and Red, and we drank alone.."

Tom

__________________
TomK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 01:00 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPW View Post
Very good solutions to keeping water in its liquid state longer, but the OP did specify " keeping in a warm place." Personally I like the idea of adding alcohol to it, preferably Scotch! :LOL
Agree Carl but my alcohol of choose on the mountain is Whiskey - no water added!! & BTW the OP also did ask about solutions other than alcohol "or" keeping in a warm place.

As you say water is water it freezes nothing will stop it .... only slow it. Heck I had water freeze almost solid inside a thermos in less than 6 hours last year while working at Lake Louise - even though the thermos was also inside my back pack and stuck inside a very large mitten! and had other extra clothing wrapped around it. But then again it was -33 C for most of that day & started out at -42C We radio down to the base and asked if someone would bring us some drinkable water - the party at the base brought us some water in plastic bottles that had been stored in a warm cabin - by the time he got to the top of the mountain they had already turned to slushy's!
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 01:01 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomK View Post
Don't know why, this just popped into my head..
"The other day I got invited to a party, but I stayed home instead, just me and my buddy Johnny Walker, and his brothers Black and Red, and we drank alone.."

Tom

Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 02:05 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Chris Z's Avatar
 
Trailer: 16 Scamp, 17 Casita, 21Bigfoot now
Posts: 412
Registry
Keep water from freezing

Hold water next to chest and wrap arms around it. When tired, drink it.
__________________
Chris Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 02:39 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Since a cooler is supposed to keep cold food cold, why couldn't you put your bottled water in a cooler to keep it from freezing? One of those el-cheapo syrofoam coolers may be the best. If you leave it outside it may, but perhaps not inside your tug...
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 03:53 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 5,560
Registry
It would help to have a little context on this question. Under what conditions and for how long are you looking to keep the water liquid?

Adding thermal mass (as in putting it in a cooler or in a car) will slow the process, as will putting in a pre-warmed object, but given enough time and/or cold enough temperatures, it will eventually freeze, absent a source of heat input. Keeping the water moving would also do it, I suppose, though I don't know how you would accomplish that, which merely involves a different kind of energy input. That's why they have bubblers around boats in the winter.
__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 04:39 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,046
Registry
Bury it below the frost line?
__________________

__________________
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference Between Drinking Water and Waste Tanks? Don A Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 10-27-2010 07:21 PM
Camping In Freezing Weather Patrick M. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 13 11-27-2007 06:33 PM
Drinking Water Greg A General Chat 12 03-01-2007 01:51 PM
Pulling a fiberglass trailer in temps below freezing Buck62 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 12-06-2006 09:19 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.