Wednesday, December 9, 2009

why is ben my hero?

He fixed our frozen pipes!

It is so cold in Hood River that part of the Hood River has frozen over and our pipes froze this morning. We weren't sure if they were frozen and had burst or just frozen. He turned off the water, crawled under the house and started feeling around for frozen pipes. He checked online and found this information on how to safely thaw frozen pipes and used this website advice to thaw the pipes using a hair dryer.

It didn't take long for the water to start flowing.

We went and bought a space heater to temporarily heat the pipes until the freeze is over and Ben cut a plywood cover for the current screen covers. This will keep the area under the house warmer.

He's kind of amazing.
No plumber, no burst pipes, no emergency.


allison said...

Yea Ben!!!!!

Mom said...

Way to go - love the hair dryer trick!