Frozen Pipes Question

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by amarillo, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. amarillo

    amarillo Well-Known Member

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    Last night it got down to -10 and my pipes froze in the house even though the temperature was 68 degrees.

    I have since thawed them out and have gotten the hot and cold water to work in the bathroom, the cold water to work in the kitchen, but when I turn the hot water faucet on no water comes out.

    The pipes under the sink are warm and there is a direct line to the hot water heater. Does anyone have any idea why or where the line might be clogged?
     
  2. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Probably a piece of ice up next to the faucet.

    big rockpile
     

  3. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    Your line is probably plugged (ie, frozen) wherever it is closest to an outside wall.
     
  4. HilltopDaisy

    HilltopDaisy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Same thing happened here yesterday. Then the pipe under the bathroom cabinet split and I had hot water spraying everywhere. I shut the pump off at the breaker and waited all day for a plumber 'cause they were busy dealing with this same issue all over the place. He finally came late yesterday, and said he'd be back sometime today. Thank goodness I have lots of water stored. I think someday I will have a house with all the pipes on the inside.
     
  5. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They build houses that don't? :)

    Ah, living in Minnesota - where such temps are the norm, not the exception. :)

    --->Paul