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my water was froze for 4 days it broke at the main shutoff and was spraying water for a few hours underneath mobile home.got someone to change it and he put new pipe in,got water back but when i went to flush the toilet it backed up into tub same with bathroom at other end of house sink washer everything keeps backing up used a salamander heater for several hours under house but still nothing any help would be appreciated:(p.s cant afford a plumber for at least 2 weeks and cant go that long without shower washer toilet dishes.
 

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Ayuh,.... It's hard to say Where it's frozen, other than it's Somewhere in the sewer pipin'...

Heat it where ya Think it's froze, 'n hope ya get it right...
 

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Ayuh,... It's Probably where it exits the heated area of the trailer, where there's less pitch to keep it movin'...

While it's possible that Salt could help, I'm guessin' gettin' the salt to where it'll help, probably ain't possible...

Gettin' the frozen area to above 32° is the only way I know of...
 

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Can you insulate around the base, and use a kerosene jet heater pointed under there? That should work pretty fast, I would think. Just dont burn your place down. Better dirty than homeless. Have you tried boiling water down the traps? OK Boiling Salty Water.
 

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When I lived in NH we had to have solid skirting, all the water lines and drains had heat tape, insulation then pressure treaetd boxing around all the lines.
One winter I saw lines 24" below ground freeze up.
 

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It's pitched but I've often seen them run above ground for some distance before going under ground to the tank.
 

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Get some trash bags and a five gallon bucket, cut the tub drain run it on the ground, wash dishes in the tub. Does it drain at all. Where are you? How would the drain freeze and not the pipes. Must be frozen under ground. If it drains, run the sink and see how long it takes before overflowing.
 
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