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Old 01-10-2010, 06:58 AM   #16
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Keep the water running a little to avoid freezing in this cold spell. Good luck!

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7pm Sat.
Finished (630p)for the most part replacing the 1/2" CPVC cracked/ broken pipe.

Everytime we thought we had cut out the bad part..we had to start over again after checking it with flowing water.

This was tiring. Hopeful that its solved thou.

Temp is (11) for the lows again tonight.
Congratulations, you got it fixed! That is what plumbers do, crawl under houses, in the mud and cold and fix pipe. Leave the water dripping.
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Rose, one other option (if you are still monitoring this thread) is to run a protable light underneath and place it close to the pipes. Even a small amount of heat such as given off by a 75 or 100w bulb combined with a slow drip at the faucet can keep pipes from freezing.

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Me to I wouldn't own one.

I think I would freeze to death before plugging in one of them suicide heaters.
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Hi, you may have this all fixed up but wanted to give some tips. I live in canada and own 2 mobiles. Our weather here goes down to -35 and -40 alot of times.

Fist I want to say I'm a landlord and I think it shows great character about you and not wanting to start problems for the landlord because you guys made and agreement. This is something I do with mine, which is win, win for both of us. They have a reduced rent to help them save and I have peace of mind not get calles for little things. I just want to say that maybe you should ask the landlord if they have any tips that may help you. I don't mind at all when they call me and sometimes I go if I think they may need help. Its better for both of you to have this fixed sooner than later, and less damage.

So here a few tips I use.

* I never leave the taps on when the pipes are already froozen while i try to thaw them. What can happen as it starts to that thaw the pressure can crack the pipe or the weekend joints may come apart fromt that pressure.

* What type of heating do you have? If you have a furnace with the duct work running under the mobile turn your heat on high and block off the heat registers in the house. What it will do is trap the hot air under the mobile and help thaw out the pipes. Usually 30 min to 1hr should do it.

* I would check the heat tape that its working and on the pipes correct. Many times it isn't and may not come on like it should. Make sure that the heat tape and pipes are wrapped good with insulation holding in the heat.

*I saw someone else meantion about the light. That's one of the best idea's I've used that many times. Something you may want to do is have a light scocket put in around the pipes, and keep a 100 W bulb in it. When cold weather is forcast turn it on its amazing how much this will help. ( You can have a light switch put in the house to save you from going under the mobile each time cold weather comes and then you can switch it on and off with easy, and not going to crawl under the mobile. )

*It's important to make sure your skirting is good and wrapped all around the mobile. I'm not sure about your area, but here we usually warp a heavy plastic in the fall around the skirting. Not sure if you would need to do that where your at. We get alot of wind with the cold and thats usually the killler, wind finding its way to your pipes.

I hope some of this is usful to you. I know that maybe some of the things I suggest may not be practical for your area but just thought some of these tips may help you. I have froozen my butt off a few times dealing with frozen pipes.


I tried to find pics of the pipes under the mobiles i have but had no luck. If i can find some i'll put them up.
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Rose, one other option (if you are still monitoring this thread) is to run a protable light underneath and place it close to the pipes. Even a small amount of heat such as given off by a 75 or 100w bulb combined with a slow drip at the faucet can keep pipes from freezing.

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This is a great suggestion. I've used a light bulb a few times. I have a dry well that sometimes the waterline will freeze up when we have a week of - 35 to -40. If the insulation isn't sitting just right to cold will get down to it. I have a pic of the well I'm talking about. The way i thaw it out is put a light down there.
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