My husband passed away in December and I am trying to take care of his 3 horses. I have 3 steel water tubs at the barn (no electricity or water at barn). I have been using a pick axe to break their ice morning and evening. The spigot is frozen at the well house at the house from which he always watered the horses. He ran PVC pipe down the hill to the barn, put a screw end on it so he could attach a water hose. So now I can't turn on the water and fill the water tubs. I'm wondering if it's ok to use a Coleman blow torch to melt the 4" of ice on the top of the water? That would probably give them enough water to drink until the spigot thaws out or my son gets here to help me. I have used the blow torch on the spigot (it's one of those metal pipes that stick out of the ground about 4') but have had no luck in getting it thawed. It's supposed to be in the 40's tomorrow so maybe it will thaw.