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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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brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM

 i would seriously be concerned. My landlords insurance sends an agent out once a year to make sure our pipes are wrapped.

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jkleinman
by Ruby Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:43 PM
No. This is an outside pipe that is 7 feet tall and 6 inches wide. That only works for pipes that run into basements, not outside pipes.

Quoting Mamasgirl524:

Yep. It's common knowledge to keep a faucet dripping when it's freezing or below outside.



Quoting pinkysmommy720:

We rent and it is our responsibility to make sure the pipes and faucets are ready for winter.
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LoveMyLos
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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stop paying rent, until its fixed. if its not fixed tomorrow, call the county health dept on him. 

Byrd15
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:44 PM
Well shit... A hair dryer won't fix that....
Do you have another place to stay for a bit?


Quoting jkleinman:

It's a completely outside drain line that is 7 feet tall and 6 inches around.



Quoting Byrd15:

I feel ya, I came home from a 2 week vacation to find 4 feet of snow, no way in my house, and frozen pipes. They thawed in a day or so but the shower broke for a week. My landlord helped us out (we've never lived up north) but my neighbors who were supposed to be watching our house were dumb asses... Needless to say I haven't spoken to them since.
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sbreece
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:45 PM
Its not a wives tale. It works. Lol it keeps water running fresh in the pipe.


Quoting Anonymous:

Would it be too difficult for you to insulate it? Are you leaving your faucets dripping during the day/night?

It may be an old wives tale but we always let our faucets drip when it drops below freezing.

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D.O.E.
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:49 PM

exactly. i dont know where OP is, but i live in cold as fuck saskatchewan, where it can get to -45 with the windchill. any sort of plumbing is indoors, if on an outside wall it must be well insulated, but never ever OUTDOORS. (you are talking about the plumbing stack wich removes liquid waste from the house, right op?) 

also as a person who lives in a very cold province, i have never heard to leave taps running during a cold snap.

Quoting clippingmom:

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.


ilovemyboys84
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM

i would put any all all rental payments into an escrow account and tell him that he wont get it until its fixed properly . you can also try calling code enforcements

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM

If you will read the post it is the drain pipe that is frozen so letting the facuet drip would not help

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM
You are taking NO PERSONAL responsibility on this? It's been like this for FIVE YEARS and you didn't remind the landlord to fix it?

Have you even bothered to call the landlord today? What did they say?
clippingmom
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I have heard of leaving the taps running. it is about -5 to -10 below and my furnace is having a hard time keeping up and I am not sure why. My grandparents used to leave the cupboards open even when it got really cold.

But I would be packing an overnite bag and moving into my landlords house to stay, especially if it happened before.


Quoting D.O.E.:

exactly. i dont know where OP is, but i live in cold as fuck saskatchewan, where it can get to -45 with the windchill. any sort of plumbing is indoors, if on an outside wall it must be well insulated, but never ever OUTDOORS. (you are talking about the plumbing stack wich removes liquid waste from the house, right op?) 

also as a person who lives in a very cold province, i have never heard to leave taps running during a cold snap.

Quoting clippingmom:

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.




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