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So f***ing pissed right now *EDIT** Update**Update again*

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Cussing vent!







At my fucking landlord right now! The fucking drain pipe for my bathroom is OUTSIDE my fucking house with no insulation! The last few days the temps have not gone above 25 degrees outside. Guess what happened? The fucking pipe froze and now I can't flush my fucking toilet, use my sink, or give my DD a bath because the fucking water has backed up into my toilet, sink, and tub! This happened 5 years ago and it was so bad that it crack a STEEL FUCKING PIPE! I told him 5 years ago, when he replaced the pipe that he should heat wrap it or find a way to protect it from the cold. Did he listen? Fuck no! To make it worse, it's a PVC (plastic) pipe! I have no bathroom because of this shit! I am so fucking pissed off right now!





*EDIT*


Ladies, this is a 7 foot tall, 6 inch wide pipe that is completely outside. Leaving the water dripping will not fix or prevent this problem. It should have been heat wrapped and insulated from the start. Hair dryers will not fix this problem due to the size of the pipe, the fact that it is outside, and the fact that it is currently 11 degrees outside.



*Update*



Some one is coming out to heat wrap and insulate the pipe, tomorrow! My neighbor called the property manager, who was no help, then he called the landlord. He tried to jerk around about it and say it couldn't be frozen, but my neighbor told him that it absolutely was, we checked, several times. He said some one would be out tomorrow to heat wrap and insulate it. My neighbor.called because I am too pissed and didn't want to scream at my landlord for not listening to me in the first place!

*Another update*

Let's see if we can make this worse? The cause of the downward pipe being able to freeze would be that the septic tank needs to be pumped out, has started to back up the underground line from the tank to the house, causing the water to get caught in my drain line so it could freeze. Oh AND it seems the line is starting to freeze because ofthe unusually low temperatures. The landlord is calling the septic company to traing the tank, but it's gonna be at least another day or two for them to get here, AND figure out how to deal with the ice in the underground line. On top if that, even with the heat wrap and insulation, my line is STILL fucking frozen! I'm so pissed and trying to figure out what we're gonna do until we have a working bathroom again. Fucking lovely!
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by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:34 PM
Leave the water dripping or wrap the pipe . Other wise your sol
CM_Junkie
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:35 PM
I'm with the previous statements no bathroom no rent!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:35 PM
Insulating the pipe may have cost you 50 bucks at most. My pipes are inside but I still leave it slightly on during really cold weather like now its 7 degrees.


You could have fixed or at least helped the issue.

Quoting jkleinman:

Oh I'm supposed to spend several hundred dollars to fix a problem he knew he needed to take care of before this happened?



Quoting cLanief:

That's truley Shitty... but since you knew about it.. you could have done something too...
jkleinman
by Ruby Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:36 PM
I have water. It's not draining out of the bathroom.

Quoting Litlmama87:

No water, no rent.



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LilliesValley
by Ruby Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:36 PM
That has to be a code violation.
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SRUsarahSC
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:36 PM


I think she meant "move"--this happened a few years ago too, she told the landlord--after a few months of him doing nothing I would have been looking to get out before the next winter.

Quoting Anonymous:

Uh, no. She's renting. She doesn't own the property, it's the landlords responsibility. 

Quoting cLanief:

That's truley Shitty... but since you knew about it.. you could have done something too...




jkleinman
by Ruby Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:36 PM
That does not work for pipes that are completely outside.

Quoting Anonymous:

Leave the water dripping when its that cold.
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clippingmom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:37 PM

I think it is against building code to be OUTSIDE it is supposed to be INSIDE the wall. I would start with the building inspector.

Tht way it can get fixed and correctly this time.

calvinsmommy18
by Gold Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:37 PM

 tell him to call a plumber, its his responsibility to fix it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Call the fire department

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