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Infrared thermometer to locate frozen pipe

Infrared thermometer.

We got the General IRT207 mid range infrared thermometer to pin point a frozen pipe.

We also learned the hard way not to let the water drip overnight with a cold septic system. It froze the drain pipe.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Once you get the sewer thawed out drill a hole in the clean out plug and thread a heat tape down the sewer pipe till it goes under ground. It will keep that pipe from freezing. You then seal the hole up with caulk.
Comment by Phillip Sun Dec 31 08:34:59 2017
again, but this is another example of how inappropriate trailer-steading is for your new climate. I hope you'll consider, both for your comfort and for the environment, building an envelope of insulation entirely around the trailer, and especially above the roof. If you did it yourselves you could do strawbale or slipstraw with minimal framing---just enough framing to build another roof over the old one (which could include good overhang for new walls).
Comment by Terry Sun Dec 31 15:09:27 2017





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