11:11AM | 06/28/06
Member Since: 06/27/06
1 lifetime posts
Is it possible to winterize a waterbed by mixing antifreeze in the water and leaving the heater set on 50 degrees or so? The bed is located in an unheated cabin during the winter in the Northeast. I'm thinking that if I do this and cover it well with several comforters it should not freeze. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Thanks.


08:36PM | 07/01/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
Here are the thoughts that come to mind for me;

You want to choose antifreeze to be compatable with whatever sort of plastic the bed is made of. Chemicals can disolve or weaken the membrane that you have holdsing the water in.

You can expect a fairly high electrical bill. Even with a pile of blankets, the bed will be trying to heat the house. The covers are only a buffer, not a barier to heat loss.

If it gets really cold and the heater is trying too hard, the breaker will interupt the circuit and shut things down, or there is a possibility that a fire would be staarted

Good luck

Excellence is its own reward!

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon