The cold intensifies and continues on the metropolis. This should encourage us to redouble our vigilance against freezing. If you have not taken the usual precautions (mentioned in a previous file), some pipes and outdoor faucets may already be caught by the ice. If you do not see any apparent burst, you can try to thaw them with a blowtorch or better with a hot air heat gun, to drain and cut off the power. If you are worried about a bursting of the non-visible welds or mechanical connections, turn off the power to the circuit and wait for the thaw... If you can not turn off the power, call a plumber before thawing. Little reminder: protect your water meter; if he is in a look, fill it with loose granules of polystyrene or mineral wool. Heat your water pipes as well as any fuel supplying the boiler (note that it is possible to place a heating cable in this type of insulation). Introduce an antifreeze into the central heating network.
- Water supply
- How to maintain a central heating installation?
- Using a heat gun
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