balaam wrote: »
Day 3 of snownageddon, and although there have been no flakes falling since mid morning, and nothing like yesterday's can't see across the road blizzard, today is the worst so far. The outlet for the kitchen sink has frozen. It had better thaw soon as we can't use the dishwasher or washing machine either as they empty down the same pipe.
Washing up whilst taking a shower seems to be the order of the day.
(Praying for Ck)
ArachnidinElmet wrote: »
We had Surprise Pudding for tea: whatever tasty things you have in the cupboard thrown in hot custard. Today's version was sultanas and leftover trifle sponge. Yum.
BrendaClough wrote: »
Do you know the various frozen-pipe tricks? keeping the below-sink cabinet's door open, so that the room heat can get in to thaw the pipe. Setting a small electric lamp in there (use an extension cord) so that its heat can gradually thaw the pipe. Something like an electric heating pad would work as well, but don't lay it on anything flammable and keep it on low. Don't attempt to suddenly-thaw the works with anything like a hair dryer; that may crack your piping.
balaam wrote: »
The waste pipe from the sink, washing machine and dishwasher run out under the sink to outside, down, then almost horizontal to a drain nearly 10 feet away. It is this horizontal part that has frozen. It has also cracked. At least the plumbing is just replacing a length of plastic pipe with push on fittings, but as the pipe goes under the steps to the back door, heavy stone steps, I will require heavy lifting help.
I've changed my name, got fed up with Nicodemia
Felt Thomasina more accurately described me. Haven't managed to sort avatar out yet!
Curiosity killed wrote: »
Some of it is how high the snow is relatively. It's hard work wading through knee high - thigh high snow. And young children's hands really do get so cold so easily.
No next door neighbour for the foreseeable future. Magistrates' Court passed her case on the Crown Court at the end of March, and she's held on remand until then. I suspect by then the landlord may have evicted her as being in contravention of her tenancy agreement, assaulting neighbours not being very neighbourly, and all that.