This isn’t an inspection question, just a general plumbing question.
This is a shot of the water entry piping in the crawl space of my cottage.
At this time last year all I had was black poly coming out of the ground, the globe valve (stop & drain), and then my household plumbing. We were on a flat rate billing system. There’s no power to my cottage in the winter so I would just shut off the water, open the drain fitting on the globe valve, and lock it up for the winter.
Then last summer the city decided we should have meters. Now I’ve got what you see… black poly, globe valve (stop & drain), meter, check valve, ball valve (stop & drain), and accumulator.
Last fall I drained my household piping using the drain fitting on the ball valve. I drained the meter (I thought) using the drain fitting on the globe valve.
When I turned on the water today the meter had frozen and ruptured over the winter. Apparently opening the drain fitting on the globe valve below it doesn’t drain the meter because the closed check valve above it creates a vacuum. I got it repaired but now I’m wondering what to do next winter. Any ideas?
PS - LOL, the censors wouldn’t let me write “drain c#ck” so I had to write drain fitting.