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Drain pipe under house frozen still

My drain pipe under the house is still frozen. I have tried to warm it up with a propane heater 30,000 btu the toilet area is still not moving. The drain in the sink area seems to be moving, but too much water makes it back up into the toilet. The temp when it froze was -30 below and my heat kicked off, off course when I was gone, It was frozen for one day, My pipes burst in the house and I got that fixed. So any suggestions would be appreciated. In a nut shell DRAIN PIPE STILL FROZEN.

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  • kellybour Jan 30, 2009

    we have run two salamanders under our 70 foot mobioe home I have tried warm salt water and plunging hot water down the toilet. my drains have been frozen for over a week now.

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    Nomi Thompson May 11, 2010

    We did the toilet dance tonight !!!!!!!!!!! Ya hoo it is fixed, the temp warmed up to 40 degrees! I guess between the warm air and the warm temps it decided to unthaw... Thank you for all your help. Love this site...I will definetly pass this site on to other people I know...



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Try going to your local elect supply house. Buy some elect heat tape. You can cut it to lenght and put a plug on the end. Wrap it around the pipe. Put some insulation over it and plug it in. Give it some time as it dosent put out a lot of heat.

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