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Are you worried about your pipes freezing?

Asked at Ninth and Massachusetts streets on December 23, 2008

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“No, I live in an apartment complex.”

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“No, I’m not, because everything is well insulated. … I’m not worried about them cracking on me.”

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“No, because we leave the cabinet doors open and the doors open to the rest of the house so we keep them warm.”

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“We recently had snow in California, and I’m hoping they won’t break while we are gone. We have sprinklers out there.”

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trinity 9 years, 4 months ago

nah, i've got plenty of anti freeze in 'em! wakkawakkawakka...ok seriously; they've not frozen yet, they're very well insulated, so nope i am fine. :)

jonas_opines 9 years, 4 months ago

Wohoho, it feels like my pipes are freezing man.

KSChick1 9 years, 4 months ago

bought a friend some Harley Davidson jammie pants, "Extra short, extra big bulge" so I think he's okay!

BigPrune 9 years, 4 months ago

In the rare event of a frozen pipe lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate help to avoid long-term damage or injury.

formerlawrenceres 9 years, 4 months ago

OMG! You are all terrible! But i'm laughing so hard right now I can hardly type.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

No need for those cumbersome pipe wraps.A little properly applied friction does the trick.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

Been there, done that, Andini.Not being the do-it-yourself-er (like RET), I've relied on the talents of a skilled professional. I have this plumber who's wonderful. Sometimes I marvel at her ability to contort herself and navigate those trickier spaces in order to free my pipes.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 4 months ago

"is that a frozen pipe, or are you just really glad to see me, big boy?"How does one unfreeze their pipe?try a monkeywrench, with care.
he|| yes, I'm worried about the pipes in my house freezing; I also worry about the cloves of garlic in my drawer randomly popping because of proximity to the crack in the space-time continuum! I worry about having bad breath when I will have to greet the aliens. I worry about the time when the back fence will start talking of its own, and I won't have a notepad handy to write down what it says. I worry about the reversal of the earth's magnetic fields, the reversal of the Kaw River flow, the reversal of cake frosting's tendancy to stick to spatulas, yeah, I worry about the pipes in my house freezing, you bet! "somebody help me!" oh yeah, and I worry that someday nobody will quip humorously upon a future OTS. that the OTS will start randomly repeating in some bizarre time loop. I worry that all the posters on ljworld are really paid ljworld staffers, except me, and I'm the real joke. I worry that someday the ljworld will stop being printed on paper altogether. yeah, I worry about my pipes!

dajudge 9 years, 4 months ago

That one time, at band camp, my frozen pipe burst!!! And left a big wet spot. So, I rolled over and slept till morning.

tonythetiger 9 years, 4 months ago

You know those crazy print bandanas that came out in the eighties? Well I bought about five or six of them.I had tiger striped with red and black and white and black checkered. There was this leopard print and some others. I wore them fashionably once in a while. So Uma Thurman was in the muppets Christmas this year and Kill Bill is on HBO today. I can't wait. I will go to Dillons and get a Uma Thurman marathon DVD day before christmas because I am just crazy about her movies. I think maybe I will go get some fish from the fish market as well.As far as my pipes freezing. I sure know that my neighbors won't because they keep a flame on it and loaded at all times. : )Ho ho ho ho ho ho Merry Christmas.

beatrice 9 years, 4 months ago

Beware: I don't care who tries to convince you that it will help it thaw, your tongue will get stuck to a frozen pipe.

tonythetiger 9 years, 4 months ago

I forgot to mention that the bandanas also had a symbol on them that would have indicated to Mrs. Slede and all the others that I would have been all too willing to learn that set of symbols at one point but that was overlooked as well. So now the computer realm is going to be eaten by an integer monster that feeds on the debris of innerspace and the cosmos. That is actually what they are building on the border of Switzerland and France. A cosmic integer eating machine and it is going to gobble gobble up all that data micro cosmic atomic particle by atomic particle. It is powerful enough to clear the blockage of any of the pipes but the X-files movie I believe is on and then something with Uma Thurman will be on... so I think the fish will be done by then, don't you?

itsdabits 9 years, 4 months ago

Heard a story once of a guy who had a drippy faucet and he never had problems with a frozen pipe again. The plumbers he talked to about it said they wouldn't touch it either.

14all41 9 years, 4 months ago

My pipes and faucet are just fine. Not even close to freezing, in fact, they've been leaking as I read all these blogs!

wysiwyg69 9 years, 4 months ago

If I think my pipes are going to freeze I just ask my wife nicely, to blow warm air on the area in need.

KU_Dude 9 years, 4 months ago

If I had a dollar for every time my pipes got frozen I'd be a rich man.

Alabamastreet 9 years, 4 months ago

If a pipe bursts while riding the T, and no one sees it, does it really burst?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

hitme: Just this morning, I woke up and my pipe was frozen solid.You still have wooden plumbing, too?Morning can play havoc with those hot water delivery systems.

bevy 9 years, 4 months ago

You are all incredible. It's just like Jr. High all over again!I don't have to worry about the pipes in my house freezing. Because the only one that does (in the laundry room) already did.As for the innuendoes, I'm not touching those with a ten-foot -----PIPE!!

bearded_gnome 9 years, 4 months ago

well autie,you better start worrying because if the back fence starts talking its gonna be heavy man, really heavy man, like dude the way to world piece, and tongue in groove construction to get there. worry about OTS though…and frosting sticking to the spatula, that is a real got that right. if the frosting fails to stick to the spatula, it can float, or erupt. and erupting frosting can kill, I tell you!okay, apparently, Tonythetiger has some kinda connection between Uma Thurman and his frozen pipe? but I worry about his fixation on tiger striped bandananas, please Tony, don't tie one of those bandaananas around your frozen pipe, it could cause more damage.
apparently more broken pipes around town this afternoon, yaaay. City of Lawrence new motto:if we have a pipe, its frozen, you betcha!"a ten foot pipe" I think the viagra and other similar meds warn against that in their ads. "Viva Viagra!"

bearded_gnome 9 years, 4 months ago

After today's OTS = From A$$es to Immorality.---B73HLOL! very good Bluey! I wonder if the honchos and honchas at ljworld regret this OTS question? bet it won't recur like some do. and, nobody evenmentioned "plumbers' tape!" nobody mentioned greasing joints, welding, or caps. amazing. good night all.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

( Some consumers just can't get enough, during the holidays. )

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

Pipe down, Multi... you'll only encourage consumerism on this chilly morning.,;-)

bearded_gnome 9 years, 4 months ago

yes,its day two (2( [II] {duce} ...---ariadne/spiderman/spammerman/unCoolspammerman/uncool is so wacked out, apparently his pipe hasn't been burst in a very long time. ***yes, it appears Consumer has a bit of a pipe fixation. maybe a pipebomb would help. I'm sure some on the list have made them before!when I was in high school, had to ride the bus for an hour plus to and from school. hated getting frozen pipes on the bus as I'd start to fall asleep.

notajayhawk 9 years, 4 months ago

I was lying awake worrying about it, but the water dripping on my head woke me up.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 4 months ago

I was lying awake worrying about it, but the water dripping on my head woke me up.... on your "head" ... hmmm. more than one way to read that, bub!merry christmas Nota, to you, mrs. nota, and little nota(s).

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

Two favorite gifts this year... bagpipes... and pipebags...sounds like nota could have used some.( now, where's that kilt? )

Boosh 8 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Multi, reminded me I've to drain my pipe today :)

Boosh 8 years, 4 months ago

Me thinks this needs to get to the front.

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