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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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.
You could start a fire -- To safely thaw pipes, wrap the pipes in a rag and pour hot water over them until the water is again running.
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