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UHF
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Re: [Plumbing] Frozen water service line

It's underground pipes. The frost line is the deepest it's ever been here. There's been news reports all over the upper midwest about this problem. We don't generally run water lines where they can freeze inside of a house here. All of my pipes run through conditioned space heated to at least 67 degrees. My wife just called and said the city water supervisor told her to let the water run as the lines are freezing underground all over town.


skipon11
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I'm amazed! Water people are correct though. I would follow there advice and let the water drip,to prevent freezing. Good Luck!


pende_tim
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Wow. That is a real problem. If they are copper, you may be able to thaw with a welder if you can get to the service pipe where it connects to the street main.

Just curious, what town are you in?
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UHF
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Exactly! I drive by that house every day


Mashiki
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said by pende_tim:

Wow. That is a real problem. If they are copper, you may be able to thaw with a welder if you can get to the service pipe where it connects to the street main.

Just curious, what town are you in?

Fire hazard waiting to happen. A good hair dryer will work just fine.
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said by Mashiki:

Fire hazard waiting to happen. A good hair dryer will work just fine.

I suppose after you dig out your front yard to get to it.... then yes.


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This is obviously not a DIY project unless you happen to own a hefty welder and know how to use it for such tasks.

Not sure how a hair dryer would thaw a frozen underground line, but I am willing to hear your approach.
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