DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Frozen outlet pipe?

Postby sjx » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:42 pm

Turned on my washing machine last night and water started to come back up through my shower and hand basin.

The house has been empty for a few days with no heating on as I don't have central heating. While I was away from the flat there has been a bad cold spell with temps as low as -15 overnight.

Looking outside there seems to be a lot of ice surrounding the pipe and overflow so i'm guessing that might be the cause but it's hard to tell as my flat is a 3rd storey flat so I can't get up to see it.

If this is the cause is there any way of unblocking/unfreezing it with chemicals etc I'm about to lose my job in January so have little chance of affording a plumbers bill right now.

Any suggestions please
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:23 pm


Simply Build It

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics