A properly installed water line should not freeze. However a cabin not used regularly that has a slow dripping faucet will build up ice in a sewer line slowly until plugging it. A little known solution for this problem is a heat tape that installs inside the pipe. Sounds crazy but they are available and they work! Problem: The lines have to be thawed before the devices can be installed. We do thaw water lines. At this time we don’t thaw sewer lines; the two should never mix, use the same tools or even the same technician or service truck. Call me pernickety but; the ass should never meet the glass, (water or beer). If your pump quits due to a frozen line, turn it off as the pump will continue to run (bad, very bad). Always turn a pump off; when having a problem. With more than a few years experience we can offer common sense solutions to most any problem related to mountain living; except cabin fever. Please don’t call if your wife can’t deal with the solitude. — David Nequette
Frozen Water Or Sewer Lines A Problem?
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