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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cwc, Feb 10, 2014.
Thanks for the info.
I'm not sure how I'll proceed yet, still considering just waiting.
MN is coming out of the freezer next week!
Welders causing fires? Pipes must get pretty hot. Arcing! :eek1
My boss is having an issue with his pipes. It's so f'n cold up here the frost line is going way down into the ground!
How low does the water temp go down before you have to worry? 35 degrees at the tap?
No, you don't have to duplicate the voltage. That will be a function of the pipe's resistance and the amps.
Start with ~50 amps and see what happens.
How's that spring thaw working out for you???
FYI the frost is now 62 inches down near Rochester (MN).
I have heard (didn't read it on the internet so I don't know if it is abslutely true) that one should be working the problem when the temp at the tap is initially 40°.
A friend that lives near Bemidji was seeing about 35° but after running it for a while it got above 50°. That was from a well.
It might not get that warm if you have city water.
In MPLS IIRC water is free so you could just let it run.
It lasted about a day. This week in southern MN the highs will be around -2°
We are telling our customers when the water temp hits 37 let it run
Seems to be working
The local utility in a nearby town suggested this and estimated it would add about US$120/mo. to the water bill.:eek1
Of course that is probably cheaper than any thawing or repair would be unless you do it yourself.