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(International Education)   Todays tip on how not to thaw frozen pipes your trailer home   ( divider line
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11719 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jan 2004 at 9:57 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-01-16 09:50:09 PM  
Something is missing in that headline....
2004-01-16 10:01:01 PM  
Well, at least he unfroze the pipes.
2004-01-16 10:01:10 PM  
$1,000 in damage ?!?!?!

I hope the talking bass survived.....
2004-01-16 10:02:48 PM  
With $1000, he can buy a couple of new trailers.
2004-01-16 10:03:01 PM  
Why didn't he use his hairdryer? Lord KNOWS a man that lives in a trailer park has a hairdryer. If not for him, then for that big-haired woman of his.
2004-01-16 10:03:04 PM  
My aunt did that once. Burned the whole house down.

2004-01-16 10:03:37 PM  
Somebody give that headline an apostrophe and a preposition, stat.
2004-01-16 10:04:09 PM  
Given the temperatures in the northeast, plumbers and hardware stores must be spooging themselves at the potential busted pipe business in the coming week.
2004-01-16 10:07:02 PM  
Sure he has a hair dryer. He lives on Harriman Cove.
2004-01-16 10:07:15 PM  
what's a heat gun?
2004-01-16 10:09:27 PM  
"Shortly after the fire was extinguished, the owner was overheard stating 'Damn. I was THIS CLOSE to the Darwin Award!'"
2004-01-16 10:10:33 PM  
Is it just me or is that story too short? It seemed it was missing something crucial....
2004-01-16 10:11:40 PM  
It needs a whodoneit photo..

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2004-01-16 10:11:55 PM  
Funny. I used a heat gun this morning to thaw my pipes, and nothing caught fire.
I must have used it wrong.
A hairdryer takes too long.
2004-01-16 10:13:21 PM  
The pipes in my apartment froze last night. Slowly got them thawed this evening. -30 temps not good.
2004-01-16 10:20:25 PM  
"insert third nipple piercing joke here"
2004-01-16 10:21:19 PM  
Did you guys hear the one about the mullet kid who got his 3rd nippled pierced??

Yeah me neither.
2004-01-16 10:22:22 PM  
HA HA HA! I didnt even notice the 3rd nip! I lust put up the pic because of the trailer hair.
2004-01-16 10:22:38 PM  
mrmaximize a heat gun is just a hairdryer on steroids. They're used for setting carpet glue, setting klister on nordic skis, and various other things.
2004-01-16 10:23:24 PM  
yeah, the trailer tenents are scary around those parts

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but you should see the plumbers
2004-01-16 10:23:35 PM  
hmmm... doesn't he look a bit like wheels from degressi?
2004-01-16 10:25:00 PM  
MissionHill Typos are so revealing.
2004-01-16 10:26:00 PM  
good catch Other
2004-01-16 10:26:26 PM  
ooo sorry

2004-01-16 10:28:50 PM  
no MissionHill the post before that one

2004-01-16 10:22:22 PM
2004-01-16 10:30:21 PM  
I always thaw them out with a heatgun. Perfectly alright, if the person doing it doesn't have their head up their ass.
I maintain a trailer park in the Pacific Northwest (since spring), and I had a few freeze last week when it hit zero.

Of course, it's better to properly insulate the pipes (no friggin heat tape!) so that they don't freeze in the first place. And one by one, I'm getting them there.
I plan to spend next winter screwing off.
2004-01-16 10:30:42 PM  
A heatgun works perfect for the job. You're just supposed to remember that the air coming out is a couple hundred degrees. Ill bet he did something dumb like set it down on its side while it was still running.
2004-01-16 10:30:42 PM  
Only in a trailer park can your bathroom wall catch fire and only cause $1000 damage. There are advantages, people. Nice to see it wasn't destroyed, trailer or not that's somebody's home. Oh, and MrNeutron, read to the end:

The fire caused an estimated $1,000 in damage to the home, but a construction crew was able to make repairs Wednesday, and Corey was expected to be able to stay in his home that night. The talking bass suffered mild smoke damage but is covered by Mr. Corey's bass insurance.
2004-01-16 10:31:52 PM  
OH! Lust ha ha ha... didnt notice that one, I read it over and over, and for some reason I kept reading it as just. I even put it in my spell checker (which obviously didnt catch it).
2004-01-16 10:34:48 PM  
My dad did that in '61. Burned the whole thing down. He hated that damn trailer anyway.

Oh, and he ignited it with a torch.

2004-01-16 10:40:55 PM  
MissionHill, why would your spell checker catch it? Lust was spelled correctly.
2004-01-16 10:47:13 PM  
I said
"I even put it in my spell checker (which obviously didnt catch it)."
2004-01-16 10:47:51 PM  
I for one am happy to admit that even though I am Canadian I don't know who Wheels is from Degrassi.
2004-01-16 10:48:03 PM  
I was told I had a typo.. but I couldnt find it so I (tried) my spell checker.
2004-01-16 10:50:24 PM  
Wheels.. for thoes who know.
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2004-01-16 10:54:27 PM  
arug! *those
2004-01-16 10:56:35 PM  
Something is missing in that headline....

I disagree... the word 'trailer' fully explains whatever there is to explain about this story.
2004-01-16 11:00:55 PM  
Somebody set us up the freeze/thaw cycle?
2004-01-16 11:03:30 PM  
Oh him.
2004-01-16 11:41:08 PM  
I was thinking, you've got to try pretty hard to set something on fire with a heat gun.

A "construction crew"? I'm picturing someone with a piece of fake wood paneling and a staple gun.
2004-01-16 11:46:25 PM  
Pro for sticking through -30 temps: no school, second day in a row. Philosophy essay was due today; not even started. Can I get a "woot" for God?
2004-01-16 11:48:00 PM  
"Construction Crew" my A**. You couldn't get a crew to clog your toilet for only a thousand.
2004-01-16 11:59:05 PM  
Even before reading the article I had a suspicion of what the story would be...
2004-01-17 12:08:13 AM  
I've used a heat-lamp on a tub drain a couple times, which usually worked. Certain types of plastic pipe will melt though.
2004-01-17 12:08:28 AM  
A "construction crew"? I'm picturing someone with a piece of fake wood paneling and a staple gun."

STOP, you are making me laugh up CocaCola.
2004-01-17 12:14:16 AM  
This placed under your house will thaw pipes quickly.
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It works for me.
2004-01-17 01:22:10 AM  
Thank You!

One of my friends bought a brand new trailer home about ten years ago. I remember being in it one day during a storm. My exact words were: "You've spent $20,000 on a cardboard box! A cardboard box that we're all going to die in!".
2004-01-17 07:36:15 AM  
My pipes froze a few weeks ago in my trailer,I didn't have a blowtorch so I was using a hair dryer to no avail, then I remmebered I had heat tape, it was plugged in but it turned out the plug wasn't working, found a working one and 6 hours later the water returns.

/good thing I didn't have a blowtorch
2004-01-17 08:58:49 AM  
Ah, Bucksport, the Alabama of Down East.
2004-01-17 09:11:10 AM  
The last heat gun I owned had two accessories: One was a paint scraper, the other was curvy bit for thawing pipes without roasting the wall. Maybe his didn't have one.
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