At my fucking landlord right now! The fucking drain pipe for my bathroom is OUTSIDE my fucking house with no insulation! The last few days the temps have not gone above 25 degrees outside. Guess what happened? The fucking pipe froze and now I can't flush my fucking toilet, use my sink, or give my DD a bath because the fucking water has backed up into my toilet, sink, and tub! This happened 5 years ago and it was so bad that it crack a STEEL FUCKING PIPE! I told him 5 years ago, when he replaced the pipe that he should heat wrap it or find a way to protect it from the cold. Did he listen? Fuck no! To make it worse, it's a PVC (plastic) pipe! I have no bathroom because of this shit! I am so fucking pissed off right now!
Ladies, this is a 7 foot tall, 6 inch wide pipe that is completely outside. Leaving the water dripping will not fix or prevent this problem. It should have been heat wrapped and insulated from the start. Hair dryers will not fix this problem due to the size of the pipe, the fact that it is outside, and the fact that it is currently 11 degrees outside.
Some one is coming out to heat wrap and insulate the pipe, tomorrow! My neighbor called the property manager, who was no help, then he called the landlord. He tried to jerk around about it and say it couldn't be frozen, but my neighbor told him that it absolutely was, we checked, several times. He said some one would be out tomorrow to heat wrap and insulate it. My neighbor.called because I am too pissed and didn't want to scream at my landlord for not listening to me in the first place!
Let's see if we can make this worse? The cause of the downward pipe being able to freeze would be that the septic tank needs to be pumped out, has started to back up the underground line from the tank to the house, causing the water to get caught in my drain line so it could freeze. Oh AND it seems the line is starting to freeze because ofthe unusually low temperatures. The landlord is calling the septic company to traing the tank, but it's gonna be at least another day or two for them to get here, AND figure out how to deal with the ice in the underground line. On top if that, even with the heat wrap and insulation, my line is STILL fucking frozen! I'm so pissed and trying to figure out what we're gonna do until we have a working bathroom again. Fucking lovely!
by AnonymousJanuary 22 at 8:26 PMWould it be too difficult for you to insulate it? Are you leaving your faucets dripping during the day/night?
It may be an old wives tale but we always let our faucets drip when it drops below freezing.
by AnonymousJanuary 22 at 8:26 PMLeave the water dripping when its that cold.
by AnonymousJanuary 22 at 8:26 PM
your supposed to leave the water slightly running....
by mrsbrandJanuary 22 at 8:26 PM
Can you report him to the city or anything like that?
You always could have left the water dripping a little at night, to keep the water flowing. And it really doesn't cost too much to insulate a pipe. I understand the landlord is supposed to do it, but when you saw he wasn't, you should have just spent the few bucks and done it yourself. :\
January 22 at 8:29 PMWe rent and it is our responsibility to make sure the pipes and faucets are ready for winter.
by jkleinmanJanuary 22 at 8:29 PMOh I'm supposed to spend several hundred dollars to fix a problem he knew he needed to take care of before this happened?
That's truley Shitty... but since you knew about it.. you could have done something too...