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I have the worst luck.<br><br>
My pipes froze. And our initial attempt to unfreeze them with the heat tape did not work and so my husband has to figure out what to do now.<br><br>
So we're in the middle of Sterling, with no water.<br><br>
On top of that, we have monitor heating... And somethings wrong with the heater and it will randomly shut off at night and we wake up to our house being 0 degrees.<br><br>
I freaking hate this.
 

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Are they under your house or in the wall?<br>
What we have done in the past is if they are in the wall, you get one of those BIG diesel heaters from the rental place. Make a tarp tent over it and blast it at the wall. This will thaw things pretty quickly. If it is under the house then same deal rig a tent thing around where it is froze and blast it. This can also be done with a space heater but the big diesel ones thaw things much faster.<br><br>
If this is a recurring problem and the pipes are on the outside of the house you can nail or screw blue board insulation to the outside of the house and it will actually help keep things from freezing. It looks a little funny but you will have water.<br><br>
I have lived in my share of houses with water freezing problems so if this does not help let me know what the situation is and maybe I can think of some other ideas. Good Luck
 

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The pipes are under the house. We have a pilings/supports foundation. It's like...dirt floor down there.<br><br>
I dont know how we would get a spcae heater down there. lol<br><br>
But the diesel heater is worth looking into. Where could I find one???
 

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United rental has them, if you have any equipment rental places that are closer you might check there first.<br><br>
It sounds like we have the same type of set up. There is enough space in ours that you can crawl under the house though. It is not something I like doing but...<br><br>
Good luck, frozen pipes are sooo frustrating. I don't know if you know this but it is worth adding. I watch the temp and when it gets below about 3 I turn the faucet on so that it just has a tiny stream and leave it on over night. It wastes a little water but it is better than waking up to frozen pipes. The other thing is if the waste bothers you, you can put a pot under the faucet so you can use the water in the morning. Don't stop up the sink though, I speak from experience when I say that is a bad idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">
 

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For your heater check your filters. If the filters get clogged up it will cause it to shut down quite a bit. Just went through that with our furnace...
 
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