Frozen drains and water mains in Minnesota

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Frozen drains and water mains in Minnesota

Post by scottb on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:58 pm

The drain field for my septic tank froze, which in turn backed up my system and froze my drain line leaving the house. Today they pumped my septic and used a jetter to thaw my drainfield. Tomorrow, they will be jetting my main drain line. This only will cost me around 1600 dollars.
The guys doing the work told me that there are several small towns struggling with frozen water mains. 1/2 the town of Lake Benton MN has no water due to a frozen main. They are telling people to leave faucets running to try to prevent more freezing. I just wonder with all that water going into the sewer lines is going to freeze them up?
Got to love Minnesota!!!!

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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:14 pm

Sorry to hear about it. Glad I'm not there.
Time to move, I think.............

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Post by scottb on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:06 pm

Bill, I think it is what we are used to. I just never seen so many municipal and home plumbing problems.
I love Florida in April, after spring break, and in November.
I still will be at the Golf Gate Resort St. Petes Beach in April this year.

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Re: Frozen drains and water mains in Minnesota

Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:04 am

Here's for keeping a good thought that spring is just around the corner.

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:48 am

I remember when I was in high school working in a hardware store we had a couple of big transformers in wooden boxes with 2 long jumper cables that customers would rent to plug in and clamp onto lengths of their frozen metal pipes to thaw them out. Everybody wanted them at once and few got them. I imagine these cold times are easily forgotten during the summers you get up there.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:02 pm

The local plumber would use his big Lincoln trailer mounted welder to thaw out pipes in town. He could thaw out entire blocks at a time with that big welder.

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Sorry to hear this Scott, no one likes to have to spend money in that manner. Will home owners insurance help?

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