Frozen Toilet Pipes

Postby gesmarty » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:55 pm

Please help!

One of our toilets froze up last night. It won't flush. What is a safe way to thaw it out? Can I put warm water in the toilet bowl? I think that hot water might crack the bowl.
Actually we got them unfrozen once (and we checked the water meter. It didn't look like we had a leak - but we're really concerned now.) We had below 0 again last night! Frozen again!! We're having very unusual weather here in Arkansas! Our homes probably just aren't made for this. We are in our 70's and we can't crawl under the house.
Thanking you in advance!
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:11 am

gently thaw out with a hairdryer to warm the ceramic from the outside of the bowl. be cautious about using warm water, if too warm you could cause the ceramic to rapidly expand and crack.

consider insulating the bowl with blankets during the coldest spells.
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