my pipes have been frozen for 2 days now now cold or hot water?

ok i woke up to a house full of frozen pipes with no running water what so ever i live in a manufactured home and all my pipes look like there made out of plastic and i need ideas to un thaw them i have been putting a space heater on the pipes in each bathroom kitchen for at least and hour in each room and hot wash rags with piping hot boiled water from the gallons of wate i had bought please need help plumber said there was nothing he can do .

The pipes are probably not frozen in your house, they are probably frozen outside which prevents water from getting to your house. Troubleshoot and trace down where the water has stopped. If that pipe is metal, you can wrap it with pipe insulation so that it does not freeze anymore. Heating that pipe could melt your existing plastic pipes.

4 Responses to “my pipes have been frozen for 2 days now now cold or hot water?”

  1. Wayne's Works says:

    The pipes are probably not frozen in your house, they are probably frozen outside which prevents water from getting to your house. Troubleshoot and trace down where the water has stopped. If that pipe is metal, you can wrap it with pipe insulation so that it does not freeze anymore. Heating that pipe could melt your existing plastic pipes.
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  2. Thor says:

    Yes, if all the water in the house is out then likely the pipe is frozen before it splits off to any of the branches. If you have a crawl space under your house then that is where it is most likely frozen.
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  3. slick5066 says:

    Just for now try using a blow dryer if you can get right to where you think it’s frozen (probably wherever is closest to the outside) or hook up a portable heater close enough to thaw it out. For a more permanent solution so it doesn’t happen again you can buy electric coils pretty cheap that just wrap around the pipe (where it ends up freezing) and it plugs in to an outlet. So you might need to get an outlet installed nearby or temporarily use an extension chord. Good luck!
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    I had the same prob when I had a mobile home because the pipes coming in were open to the cold weather.

  4. msknowitall says:

    The hardest part is finding the frozen part. Try outside and put a heating pad on the suspect spot. Hair dryer works O.K. Open all your cabinet drawers to let the house heat circulate.Leave the faucets open slightly so as not to build up pressure.
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