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Old 01-12-2015, 10:27 PM   #1
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Water stops periodically?


I live at a trailer park that runs on a well. From time to time, the water at my trailer stops. We leave our faucets drip steadily over night and we have heat tape on our main pipe. I took a shower this morning at about 6 in the morning, left the faucets drip until about 10 in the morning, and then shut them off. At about 3 in the afternoon, I tried turning a faucet on and nothing.. I know it's about -20 out and my trailer is about 70, but I just don't think they froze. Any ideas?
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-20 degrees is extremely cold. I think the pipe is still freezing somewhere. Leave it dripping like you been doing when it's extremely cold like this. Just a suggestion.

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-20 degrees is extremely cold. I think the pipe is still freezing somewhere. Leave it dripping like you been doing when it's extremely cold like this. Just a suggestion.
Thanks, is there anyway to get the water back? Able to unfreeze the pipes?
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Talked to the other people in the park to see if there also out of water?
What the temperature is inside the trailer has nothing to do with what the temperature is under the trailer.
That main line should have had that heat tape but also should have been insulated and boxed in to keep wind off of it.
100% sure the tapes plugged in and working?
Does the trailer have skirting with no holes?
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Talked to the other people in the park to see if there also out of water?
What the temperature is inside the trailer has nothing to do with what the temperature is under the trailer.
That main line should have had that heat tape but also should have been insulated and boxed in to keep wind off of it.
100% sure the tapes plugged in and working?
Does the trailer have skirting with no holes?
It's only our trailer, I think the heat tape is working and the skirting has no holes.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:18 PM   #6
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Go feel the insulation that covers the heat tape. It should feel warm to the touch. Heat tapes do go bad. So do GFCI outlets if there is one, that the tape is supposed to plug into.



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