Winter Closing Procedure
1. Turn off both water valves at the water meter.
2. Turn off circuit breaker for the hot water tank, clothes dryer, and both circuit breakers for the rooftop a/c unit. Leave utility room bi-fold doors open to allow heat to circulate.
3. Put the a/c thermostat control in the “off” position, with the fan switch in the “auto” position. The “heat” setting on this thermostat is not functional.
4. Flush each toilet, holding down the flush valve until no more water will exit.
5. Open each sink and tub faucet to allow any residual water to drain; then close faucets. It is not necessary or recommended that you drain the hot water tank.
6. Pour a few ounces of non-toxic antifreeze (available at any hardware store) into each sink drain, tub drain, toilet bowl and tank, and the floor drain in the utility room. Do not use automotive antifreeze.
7. Unplug the washer, and verify that the washing machine water valve is off. If you turn off your refrigerator, be sure to leave the door ajar.
8. Set master bedroom and living room thermostats at 50 degrees. Open kitchen and bathroom sink cabinets, the utility room folding door, and both bathroom doors. In a 3-bedroom unit, include the thermostat in the room adjacent to the kitchen. In a 1 or 2-bedroom unit facing the parking lot, leave the master bedroom walk-in closet bi-fold doors (Bldg. 1-2-5-6) or the utility closet (Bldg. 3 & 4) open to allow heat circulation. The kitchen baseboard heater, as well as both bathroom heaters can be left off. Use of the thermostat in the guest bedroom is optional, but the room door must be closed if the thermostat is left off.
9. The thermostat that operates your air-conditioning does not operate heat and should be left in the “off” position.
Remove everything from your balcony deck. Close living room window storm panels (if applicable).
Install “Mr. Thirsty” devices in the inside tracks of all sliding doors and on inside threshold of hinged deck door (2nd, 3rd, 4th floor Units only).
Leave a set of keys in the office or on your kitchen counter for any Vehicle stored in the underground parking garage.
1. Turn off both water valves at the water meter in the basement.
2. Open outdoor hose connections (front & rear) to drain water. Disconnect any hoses and close outdoor valves.
3. Flush toilets and hold down flush valve until no more water will exit.
4. Open each sink and tub faucet to allow any residual water to drain; then close faucets.
5. Pour a few ounces of non-toxic antifreeze (available at any hardware store) into each sink drain, tub drain, and toilet bowl and tank. Do not use automotive antifreeze.
6. Turn off circuit breaker for the dryer, unplug the washer and verify that the washing machine water valve is off. If you turn off your refrigerator, be sure to leave the door ajar.
7. Set your thermostat at 50 degrees, with the control switch on “heat” and the fan switch on “auto”.
8. Open kitchen and bathroom sink cabinet doors to allow heat circulation.
9. Store trash containers in garage.
The Completed Fish Shack
UPDATED WORK RULES
The Board of Trustees has voted to allow noise free light work in season on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Additionally; on 9/29/17, the Board has voted to allow contractors to provide bids on weekend in the off- season only. This is a change of policy.
NO WORK WILL BE PERMITTED ANY FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY IN SEASON.
There is never any work allowed on any weekend, year round.
This is the Aquaculture operation inside the Fish Shack!
Many of you have already seen this post on Facebook. I couldn’t email you due to lack of power and the email blast only works from a computer; not a tablet or phone. Voicemail did not work on the office phone either. Power is restored at the property.
The Tornado that swept through the property did enormous landscape damage. There was no structural damage to any of the buildings on the property. One unit had a tree limb break a window and there were no leaks from roofs. Russell and Whitten were true rock stars in the removal of trees that were blocking the roads in multiple locations. We had a minimum of 25 trees that either came down or had to be removed and there are still more to go. Cleanup is going well. Many trees have been cut up and removed. This work will be ongoing for days to come.
Russell and I were on all the roofs yesterday and many air conditioners were toppled over. We righted them all and hopefully they will function for you. If they don't, please call the air conditioning company you use and also your insurance agent to file a claim, if needed. There seem to be a few that have kinked return lines and that is a fairly easy repair. Unlike the storm several years ago that ripped the roof off; this did not affect any of the common area so the Belmont insurance carrier would not be liable for any damages since owners own their Air Conditioners and Chimney caps We cannot go into units and test them to see if they work.
Sun, Sand & Sea