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Old 08-31-2015, 04:35 PM   #1
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Snowbirding and Stick & Bricks

For those of you that migrate during cold weather, who, if anyone, takes care of your sticks and bricks while you are gone? Contemplating snowbirding in the future but am concerned about leaving the house for several months. The kids have their own places and I prefer that once I lock up the house then I know everything is secure.

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Old 08-31-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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We shut off the water, turn off the hot water heater, set the thermostat low, set the alarm and have a temp monitor that will call us if the temp drops. Daughter has a key and can check if we get a call about a dropping temp in the house. She is also listed to receive a phone call should the alarm trip.

Thankfully, we have yet to have any problems. Probably more risk when we go away for a few days and don't take all the precautions.

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Old 08-31-2015, 05:45 PM   #3
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Check your home insurance policy , for info on what is required( draining water lines etc). In some Canadian provinces, insurance companies require someone check in the house every day, or they won't cover any problems that are related to freeze up.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:26 PM   #4
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Ditto checking with your Insurance Carrier. We did and found we needed to change the Stick House to a Seasonal Residence. Now we are gone from 6 to 8 months at a time, so we've been hopeing for a Lightning strike, then we would just put in a pad for the RV. Anyway in the mean time we'll continue to Winterize it just as you would do to an RV, drain the water from everything, blow out the remaining water, RV Antifreeze in toilets and traps, make sure all windows closed and latched, bolt front and rear doors, call the electric company and have power shutoff. Hook up and leave. We're in the sticks so no one to really check on it.
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I drain the water down, drain toilet tanks, add anti freeze to traps and set heat on 50. One of the kids come by occasionally and checks on everything. One tank of oil will last the time we are gone.
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we were gone most of three years before we sold the house. Kept it heated in the winter 55, AC'ed 78 in the summer water heater off, water/sewer and garbage on vacation mode. Gas electric on autopay. Good neighbor that lived across the street had a key and kept an eye on the place. Only thing we did when we passed through was clean the dead bugs mostly spider food and their webs. Somebody else's trouble now.
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