HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » The DU Lounge (Forum) » It's 10 degrees. We just ...

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 05:18 PM

It's 10 degrees. We just called in a no running water problem. Sorry bout that.

15 replies, 1959 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 15 replies Author Time Post
Reply It's 10 degrees. We just called in a no running water problem. Sorry bout that. (Original post)
In_The_Wind Dec 2017 OP
democratisphere Dec 2017 #1
In_The_Wind Dec 2017 #2
trof Dec 2017 #8
trof Dec 2017 #9
notdarkyet Dec 2017 #13
yallerdawg Dec 2017 #3
In_The_Wind Dec 2017 #6
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2018 #14
sl8 Dec 2017 #4
In_The_Wind Dec 2017 #5
Sam McGee Dec 2017 #7
BigmanPigman Dec 2017 #10
AllaN01Bear Dec 2017 #11
irisblue Dec 2017 #12
In_The_Wind Jan 2018 #15

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 05:23 PM

1. So damn cute and very funny!

Thanks for the chuckle In_The_Wind!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 05:31 PM

2. The good news is: our pipe is only frozen not broken.

I try to remain calm until it really is time to get upset.

You're welcome. Happy New Year!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:18 PM

8. Uh...they sometimes don't burst until they thaw.

Sorry.
Copper? PVC?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to trof (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:19 PM

9. Correction: You don't KNOW they've burst until they thaw.

Hairline cracks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:54 PM

13. I just got a broken pipe fixed today. I am in az but it can freeze hard in the winter.

It was hard to find a plumber on this holiday weekend. But the job got done. New insulation on pipes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 05:34 PM

3. We had a cat that actually used the toilet!

We have it on VHS.

Never could get her to flush, though.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yallerdawg (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:30 PM

6. Silly human. Teh job is over when teh paperwork is done.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 12:12 AM

14. LOL!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 05:37 PM

4. Well, hop to it, human. It's for times like this that I keep you around. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sl8 (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:29 PM

5. Problem has been solved for tonight.




We'll have a new heat-tape installed one day this week. Until then we'll let the cold water drip.


Kitteth takes revenge for teh water problems.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:14 PM

7. Don't know if this will help . . . but . . .

 

A common problem is frozen pipes under the kitchen sink . . . because:
-- Kitchen sinks are often on an outside wall. I guess this is so you get outside light on the sink as well as being able to look out of the window while washing dishes?!?!?
-- The pipes that provide water to the kitchen sink, then, are on the outside wal.
-- When temps drop really low and do not rise above freezing for several days, the cold creeps through the outside wall and freezes the pipes.

One solution is to leave open the doors to the cabinet under the sink. With the cabinet doors open, warm air from the house enters the cabinet and keeps the pipes warm enough so they don't freeze.

Just one suggestion that has worked for me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:30 PM

10. I lived in the Pocono Mountains of PA

and our pipes froze every winter despite being buried 3 feet underground. My dad made my sister and me go to an old fashioned hand pump down the road and use a hose to fill a giant trashcan on the trunk of our car. Then we had to siphon it through the hose down the hill/parking spot into the bathroom window and into the tub. That was our water for cooking, cleaning and the toilet for the whole weekend for four of us. My parents found this to be a "relaxing weekend for the family" as well as shoveling 3 ft of snow off of the roof. My fingers and toes are still thawing out 30 years later. We left a faucet open with a trickle of water when we weren't there and it helped somewhat.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:40 PM

11. ses awww.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:41 PM

12. Going to open the cabinet door & trickle water.

It's 5 degrees here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 09:35 AM

15. It was -1 at 5AM, -2 at 9AM, -3 now ...

The sun has been shining brightly all day. The wind is calm.

Oh, and the water is running.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread