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How to fix frozen pipes

Dec 24, 2015

1.Turn off the water supply at the main shutoff valve. Open the faucet located nearest http://bestwashingmachinex.com/ to the frozen pipe to allow the water to drain as it thaws.

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2.Set out a bucket at the end with the pipe, and towels along it, so that the released water will be containedHow to Fix Frozen Washing Machine Pipes. Work from the faucet towards the frozen area to reduce the chances in the pipe bursting.

3.Hold a propane torch about 6 to 9 inches away from the pipe, slowly move the torch back and forth along the pipe until it starts to thawHow to Fix Frozen Washing Machine Pipes. Be careful to maintain a safe distance between the flame http://bestwashingmachinex.com along with the pipe---at least 6 inches.

4.Wave a hair dryer gently back and forth the length of the pipe.

5.Wrap a length in the pipe with a hot water heating pad.

6.Place a heat lamp approximately 8 inches away from the wall in the area of the frozen pipe. This works for pipes that remain hidden behind walls.

7.Shut off the water immediately. Don't attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints.

Apply heat to the frozen pipe by warming the air around it, or by applying heat directly to a pipe. 

8.You can use a hair dryer, space heater or hot water. Be sure not to leave space heaters unattended, and avoid the use of kerosene heaters or open flames.

Once the pipes have thawed, turn the water back on slowly and check for cracks and leaks.

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