frozen pipe

frozen pipe

[¦frōz·ən ′pīp]
(petroleum engineering)
A pipe that is immobilized in a borehole because caving has settled around the outside of the pipe.
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Thawing temperatures means that the frozen pipe work is at risk of bursting," he said.
If the worst should happen, having an emergency repair plan to protect you in the event of a frozen pipe bursting can be an essential safety net during a cold snap.
A frozen pipe can burst and flood a room, or even a whole house, in minutes, destroying irreplaceable possessions and sometimes making a house unlivable.
To thaw a frozen pipe, warm it with a hair dryer, gradually working along its length from the tap or valve until the water starts to flow again.
State Farm reports the number of frozen pipe claims nearly tripled, from 9,000 claims to more than 26,000 claims, between 2008 and 2009.
The damages from just one frozen pipe bursting can cost well over a thousand dollars.
Research by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) suggests that only one in five owners of small and medium-sized businesses are sure about the best thing to do to minimise the risk of a frozen pipe bursting.
Fix dripping taps: even a small trickle can result in a frozen pipe.
If there's just a trickle from a tap, you might have a frozen pipe.
that the determinative question is a factual one: whether the frozen pipe or the mold was the dominant and efficient cause of the loss," Judge William Jay Riley wrote for a three-judge Eighth U.
Simple Safety Steps Can Prevent Millions of Dollars in Frozen Pipe Damage