Many summer residents will not give up the idea of making a supply of fresh water on their site for the spring. However, here's the bad luck - if minimal frosts hit and the water freezes, then the barrel with the highest probability will be torn to pieces. You can avoid this if you resort to the help of one folk trick.
It may happen that with the beginning of the summer cottage season in the spring, there will be no free access to a large amount of water on the site. Knowing about this situation, most summer residents prefer to stock up in barrels in the fall. However, keeping containers of water in an unheated room is not a good idea. This is because with the arrival of the first frost, the water will freeze. After that, the resulting ice will simply break the barrel, forcing it to burst due to the increase in the volume of the contents. As a result, there will be no water or a barrel on the site in the spring.
Physicists will help to solve this problem! In the same way that its laws make the barrel burst as a result of frost, they will also help protect it until spring. The method of protection is simple and not laborious; for its implementation, you will need plastic bottles and sand. Everything is done in just 10 minutes.
The bottom line is to fill a few bottles with sand by a third or half and put them in the water. The bottle will fall to the bottom and remain there. When frosts hit and the water, turning into ice, begins to expand, then it will expand first of all into plastic bottles, and not into the walls of the barrel. Since plastic is much easier to attack than metal. Of course, for such a case you will have to throw a couple of half-empty bottles into the barrel.
By the way, an alternative to this method is to use a rotten board or log. The principle is exactly the same. Rotten wood should be dipped in a barrel of water and it will take up most of the deforming expansion. Thus, in the spring in the country there will be water for irrigation and whole barrels.
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