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Thawing Frozen Pipes
Dennis Nelson, Skiff, Alberta, says he's found a safe and simple solution to the old problem of thawing frozen pipes.
He uses a 12-V electric fuel pump, surgical hose like the kind used on oxygen masks, a 12-V batery, and a 2-gal. container of hot water.
The pump forces water from the container through the surgical hose down into the frozen pipe. The deeper you go into the pipe, the slower the thawing process, Nelson says, adding that the process is fast and uses little water - 1 1/2 gal. does about 4 ft. of ice.
The system is portable and safe. And with the surgical hose Nelson can go around bends and corners without damaging plastic pipes.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dennis Nelson, Box 55, Skiff, Alberta, Canada TOK 2BO (ph 403-867-2439). (Grainnews)

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