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  • Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

    Super cold weather coming to my area. I am expecting all the usual frozen pipe calls. Problem is, most of them here come from people with no money who live in poorly insulated trailers. If it gets crazy, I'll be getting a credit card number before I even go out.
    I HATE unfreezing pipes underneath nasty trailers. Maybe I'll just turn the phone off and leave the work to other plumbers while I sit by the fire..
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  • #2
    Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

    we're just finishing up with a 4 day blizzard.

    just think SG, we already warmed it up a little for you.

    Vince

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    • #3
      Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

      it's 03 here now and suppose to drop tonight.
      I have a love/hate relationship with the cold.
      love the $$$$ but HATE the cold.

      On days I expect to get some freeze up jobs and they never come, deep down inside I'm kind of happy about it. Then I go to make a house payment.

      Just did a frozen 8" water main the other day and the frost is already 2 1/2' deep.
      INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
      Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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      • #4
        Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

        ITS going to hit us tomorrow its 55 here today...

        I hope people remember the last freeze we had a few weeks ago..

        I take care of my regular customers ....the rest are on there own

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        • #5
          Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

          I know its bad when my chickens stop laying eggs!

          negative something right now. I rarely go on frozen pipe calls...unless its the only bathroom!

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          • #6
            Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

            Man I love being from Fort Lauderdale it was 77 today and sunny and will stay that way till April. Sorry to make you jealous.
            You can lose with me, but you can't win without me!.... PPI

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            • #7
              Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

              any of you guys have thawing machines? If so which kind I have an "icebreaker" I picked up at a yard sale guy had no clue what it was and sold it to me for $50 thing was almost brand new!

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              • #8
                Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

                Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
                any of you guys have thawing machines? If so which kind I have an "icebreaker" I picked up at a yard sale guy had no clue what it was and sold it to me for $50 thing was almost brand new!

                Nice find!
                What do those go for? I'm guesing $500 or so
                INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                • #9
                  Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

                  THE ICEBREAKER 350

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                  No matter which one you got Wrench Spinner, looks like you got a deal for sure.
                  Last edited by Bob D.; 01-14-2009, 08:41 PM.
                  "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                  John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

                    I have used one in the past. "Hot shot" Worked pretty good inside, but more often then not couldn't get contact underground.
                    Most frozen water here is in trailers or well lines and so many new homes using pex or have repairs with pex. I don't plan to buy one but if I saw one for $50....
                    Last edited by Gene Bickford; 01-14-2009, 08:45 PM. Reason: spelling
                    INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                    Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                    • #11
                      Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

                      I just looked it up, it is a General Hot Shot 400 they run about 700 new, so yeah it was a steal!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

                        Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
                        any of you guys have thawing machines? If so which kind I have an "icebreaker" I picked up at a yard sale guy had no clue what it was and sold it to me for $50 thing was almost brand new!

                        nice, I will give you a $100

                        Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
                        I have used one in the past. "Hot shot" Worked pretty good inside, but more often then not couldn't get contact underground.
                        Most frozen water here is in trailers or well lines and so many new homes using pex or have repairs with pex. I don't plan to buy one but if I saw one for $50....
                        I have used the hot shot for years, good tool you just have to be careful

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                        • #13
                          Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

                          Originally posted by PlumbingSkool View Post
                          I have used the hot shot for years, good tool you just have to be careful

                          Agreed I never new that Berber carpet melts so fast!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

                            Sorry Guys, 70 all week in the Bay area
                            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                            • #15
                              Re: Arctic Blast...get ready for frozen pipes!

                              Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
                              Agreed I never new that Berber carpet melts so fast!
                              Sooo...If you burn the house down, technically you have thawed the pipes, right?
                              INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                              Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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