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Old 01-18-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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LOL we bury our pipes 4' down to avoid the frost. Y'all mind if I move down to NC and join ya? I'll bring my heat gun
WOW 4 feet down in these parts would put our pipes 1/2 way to China!

OK bring your heat gun and a long extension cord just in case we lose power down here we can tap into yours!!!
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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Our wellhead us frozen, the first time! This double digits negative wind hill has frozen the wellhead! We've had winter without power due to snow and ice, after all the time it took to get power, well wasn't frozen! This is ridiculous! It froze in January too, but it got up to 40 and thawed by the afternoon! That dryer thing, cute, if a Neurosurgeon hasn't crippled you! I can't lift that off what am I supposed to do?!?
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Apex NC, the Peak of Good Loving.
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I can't lift that off what am I supposed to do?!?
Dyna-Glo Pro 75,000 BTU Forced Air Kerosene Portable Heater-KFA75H at The Home Depot

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Old 02-07-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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An old trick that is often used is run an extension cord out to the well and plug in a light bulb. The heat from the bulb is typically enough to prevent freezing.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: New York City
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In our first house we used to have to keep a "coat" on the pipes to help them not freeze and at night let a little water drip from the faucet....crazy.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:05 PM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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An old trick that is often used is run an extension cord out to the well and plug in a light bulb. The heat from the bulb is typically enough to prevent freezing.
We used a kerosene lantern years ago. I always enjoyed going out to the pump house to fill and light the lantern when I was little.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:53 AM
 
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My brother went out built a fire near it, put rocks in fire, them used tongs and put them on the wellhead, that worked. The bad part is the heating element in the water heater seems to decide to die during the time without water
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