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  • Frozen P Trap

    Went to a four-plex for a tub clog.

    This was lower level next to an outside wall
    Long story short it's frozen. Remove access panel
    and bring in Heat Gun.

    Everything going well as I carefully heat the PVC.

    The heat gun makes some funny noise, shoots a few sparks out
    and then just stops and a poof of smoke comes out the side.

    This just cracked me up as it was so cartoon like.

    It was just enough to thaw it out and off I went.

  • #2
    Re: Frozen P Trap

    You never knew about the magic smoke? Once an electric motor lets it out, the motor doesn't work anymore
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    • #3
      Re: Frozen P Trap

      Had a few of thoes aswell today, all 4" cast and not pvc.

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      • #4
        Re: Frozen P Trap

        Frozen shower/ tub traps get any water vacuumed out and then pour some windshield washer fluid down into the trap.

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        • #5
          Re: Frozen P Trap

          Originally posted by ChrisConnor View Post
          Frozen shower/ tub traps get any water vacuumed out and then pour some windshield washer fluid down into the trap.
          Or add salt.

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