Outside faucets on your home, on the barn, standpipe with faucet in your yard can all be protected from freezing with a simple 1-minute installation of the Freeze Miser. Simply thread the Freeze Mizer on the faucet and open the faucet to a fully open position.   If the water temperature inside the faucet should drop to slightly below 37°F/ 3°C, the Freeze Miser will release the minimum amount of water to keep the water inside your faucet from freezing.  When the water temperature inside the faucet is at or above 37°F/ 3°C the Freeze Miser will not release any water. SIMPLE.

Garden hoses used regularly in the winter months can be a pain and labor-intensive if the end-user must detach the hose from the faucet, drain the water, and store indoors after every use in the winter. A Freeze Miser placed on the end of that hose (water fully on) can save time, effort, and aggravation protecting the hose and the faucet it’s connected to (Up to 150 feet).

Freeze Miser with a Y-Valve and hose

To make it even easier and faster to use (less time in the cold for you) here is a simple method:

  1. First, on the discharge end of the hose thread a “Y” valve to the hose. One with the 2 legs with the small valves that can open and shut off water flow.
  2. Then thread a Freeze Miser to one leg and make sure the little valve to that leg is open.  The other little valve remains closed until you need to use the hose.
  3. Then make sure the faucet the hose is attached to is in the fully open position.
  4. Now, anytime need to use the hose, you can go straight to the end and open the little valve and when done, turn it off.
  5. We do suggest that at the end of the hose with the Freeze Miser, get it off the ground.  Hang it on a fence or something. The Freeze Miser’s sense of the hose internal water temperature could be compromised if the Freeze Miser were in a puddle of released water it has released for freeze protection.

RV water supply freeze protection for the hose and faucet is almost the same set up as the garden hose application.  Simply thread one leg of a “Y” valve to the RV water intake.   Thread the Freeze Miser to the other leg.  Make sure both little valves on the “Y” valve are fully open and the faucet supplying water to the hose is full open. {Caution: Never use heat tape or heated hose when using the Freeze Miser.  If used on heated hose the Freeze Miser thinks all is ok, meanwhile the faucet could freeze!}

Freeze Miser on RV

Water tank supply water Freeze Protection – For folks with animals and a water tank for them, here is an easy solution with several advantages in the winter.  A Freeze Miser and a “Y” valve with one leg of the “Y” into the float and the Freeze Miser on the other leg gives multiple advantages.  Both valves on “Y” open and the faucet in a fully open position. {Note: Animals can sometimes rub the valves closed.  “Y” valves with no small valves to the “legs” are available or tape the valves in open position.}

Freeze Miser Float Valve

When placing the Freeze Miser on an animal water tank the Freeze Miser provides:

  1. Faucet freeze protection
  2. Hose freeze protection
  3. Water released by the Freeze Miser for freeze protection falls directly into the water tank and typically keeps a small circle that is free of ice in the tank around the float.

{Note: The Freeze Miser cannot be adjusted for additional water output, but if a larger circle free of ice is wanted, add an additional hose!}