1996 - Volume #20, Issue #1, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
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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