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How much do I need to trickle my faucet in cold weather (as a function of x,y,z)?

I am told that, in cold weather, I should let my faucet trickle a little to prevent pipes from freezing, especially if some portion of my above-ground pipes are likely to get cold. Are there any rules ...
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Why they use stone crush on roof of the multistory buildings?

I see in France most of the multistory buildings, there is a black stone crush placed on the top of the buildings. I would like to know whether they use it for certain climate or reason. (Crushed ...
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What is the most sustainable house insulation suitable for a cold climate?

This is a "derived" question from What is the most sustainable heating strategy for a home? . When talking about a home that has to withstand cold winters (-20 C), insulation is a big part of keeping ...