Before this gets started, realize I'm on the East Coast of North Carolina, the past 2 years on Christmas day I've been in short sleeves and one year even shorts. Typically, the coldest we get is high in the 50s, low in the 30s and the occassional cold day in the 30s, but never weeks of never getting out of the 30s as a high, which we've seen recently... =================================================== My alarm clock at 7:45 this morning was my fiance, in a concerned tone... "Matt, one of our pipes busted and water is all in the yard!". So I jump up thinking it's been leaking for a while and its managed to get a bit of the yard wet, but not flowing too bad. Rush, get dressed. Eyes half closed, walk out and all I hear is the Niagra falls on the side of our house. Not paying attention to the valve position, nor noticing where the crack was... I turned it, which directed the water into my face through the crack which I now clearly see is more of a huge bust in the pipe. I don't even remember switching the valve back, but standing there dripping water at 25 degrees outside like WTH is this crap. So I slop over to the meters where the valves are on the pump and cut it off and the water ceased. At this point, I think my face is literally going to fall off but managed to notice the gush of water was so strong it had made a little hole 10 feet from where the bust way where it was gushing out... yes 10 feet away it was flowing so hard before the water ever hit the ground. So I'll leave it alone until Spring, screw it. Thanks to you Global Warming.