thaw pipe

thaw pipe

[′thȯ ‚pīp]
(mining engineering)
A string of pipe drilled into a string of drill rods that is frozen in a borehole in permafrost, through which water is circulated to thaw the ice and free the drill rods.
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We have thawing machines, which use electricity to thaw pipes in walls that are still closed, causing no damage," Wilk said.
Easy ways to keep your house safe THAW PIPES LAST year's extreme temperatures caused thousands of condensate pipes to turn to ice and boilers to shut down as a result.
It's good timing for custo- mers, with plumbers in their off-season from summer construction work and perhaps more willing to take on jobs that might involve crawling under houses to thaw pipes or replace broken ones.
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