Frozen toilet?

Originally Posted By: ajalowsky
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If the toilet bowl won’t fill up in this below zero weather, what is the problem?


Originally Posted By: jwilliams4
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No water?? icon_biggrin.gif


Originally Posted By: phinsperger
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-Frozen pipe


-closed shut-off valve


-stuck float


-no preasure from water source


-defective fill valve


-unpaid water bill


-toilet not connected to water supply


-etc


Do I win a t-shirt? ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)


Originally Posted By: jkormos
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wow what a pisser icon_eek.gif


Originally Posted By: lclark
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Recommend a qualified Turd Farmer for further evaluation. icon_lol.gif


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Aimee,


What's it look like inside the tank? Water or ice?
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Originally Posted By: rcooke
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You had better get I light bulb out there or you could loose the toilet if you have not already .


You need some heat not a flame .


Roy sr


Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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Wards Ridges ]



Maybe the gravity won't let the water flow uphill.


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Originally Posted By: Aimee Jalowsky
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Not my toilet,


yes you can have a tshirt, what size?

Get that map and go 12 miles North. Then you'll find my house.


Originally Posted By: cfischer
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It’s not an outhouse, but it sure feels like one when it’s below zero. aiwebs_016.gif The bathroom is not part of the original cabin and does not have heat. The sink and toilet froze during the night, shower was fine…by the time I got home everything worked fine.


I've been told to let the faucet drip when the temps are so low, but what's the best way to prevent the toilet from freezing again?

Thanks!


Originally Posted By: rcooke
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100 watt light bulb under the tank, make sure it does not sit on any thing that can burn .


. Try a pot on top of a fry pan .


Roy sr


Originally Posted By: Aimee Jalowsky
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rcooke wrote:
100 watt light bulb under the tank, make sure it does not sit on any thing that can burn .
. Try a pot on top of a fry pan .
Roy sr


![eusa_think.gif](upload://lNFeGuTetUAtwNVgUSOuUzgrGGK.gif)

Pot on a fry pan? Light bulb on the floor? ![eusa_think.gif](upload://lNFeGuTetUAtwNVgUSOuUzgrGGK.gif)


Originally Posted By: rcooke
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ajalowsky wrote:
rcooke wrote:
100 watt light bulb under the tank, make sure it does not sit on any thing that can burn .
. Try a pot on top of a fry pan .
Roy sr


![eusa_think.gif](upload://lNFeGuTetUAtwNVgUSOuUzgrGGK.gif)

Pot on a fry pan? Light bulb on the floor? ![eusa_think.gif](upload://lNFeGuTetUAtwNVgUSOuUzgrGGK.gif)

No pot and pan on floor bulb inside pot so it does not start a fire on the floor.
Roy sr


Originally Posted By: phinsperger
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ajalowsky wrote:
yes you can have a tshirt, what size?


Woohoo! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

Medium thank you.



Infarred bulbs work great too.

Besure to wrap the pipes in any unheated area. First with heat cable then with insulation.

In a pinch, a fish tank heater in the tank can work well but be sure it is positioned away from moving parts such as the flapper, float arm, and flush handle. Also you will have to secure it better than it would normaly be in a fish tank.


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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OK, Aimee,


You mentioned Ridgelines...

Where's your home at in this pic?
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