Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of having a frozen pipe after a harsh, cold winter? If so, you know how expensive and catastrophic it can end up. Here we will explain how to thaw a frozen pipe before it gets to be an expensive repair.
2. Then insert an ordinary garden hose into the water pipe as far as possible, up to where it was frozen below ground. (In my case this was where the pipe was shallow in 2 places, where it came from the pump house and also where it came into the house).
3. With an air mattress foot pump, then insert this into the free end of the garden hose and pump, which pushes all unfrozen water out of the pipe around the outside of the inserted hose.
4. With all water removed, then tape a 2L plastic bottle (with the bottom end cut off) to the free end of the hose, and fill this with boiling water from the kettle a number of times.
5. Hold up the filled hose to bring the hot water directly to the ice.
6. Continue multiple times if needed.
Things you may need:
Gilmour 6-Ply Farm Garden Watering Hose 90 Foot 76-9935
Drive Medical, Manual Pump for 14425 Air Mattress, 14426
Something you can also use:
Easy Heat 18′ Automatic Pipe Heating Cable AHB-118