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Old 02-22-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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I live in ND and I didn't get a chance to take off my drainage hose before we started getting snow, and now my sump pump is running non-stop. The plumber said to disconnect the hose because its probably froze and is starting to backup. I dug through the snow and got it disconnected, but all I see is ice in the pipe coming from the house. Is there a way to thaw it out? What should I do? My basement isn't flooding, but the room where the sump pump is also has the water heater and water softener in it, and its causing a lot of condensation in that room. Any suggestions? Is this something I should do myself, or should I call the plumber back?

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Take a hair dryer or CAREFULLY use a paint stripper heat gun on low setting and warm the pipe where it goes thru the wall. The plumber is going to do the same procedure.

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Update...

I used a hair dryer and managed to thaw the ice build up so it's now flowing. Thanks for the help.
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Update...

I used a hair dryer and managed to thaw the ice build up so it's now flowing. Thanks for the help.
Good to hear! Hey, curious what part of ND are you in?
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