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Novel problem - frozen pipes in VT
Hey all -
In this deep freeze, it finally had to happen to the Old Village School in Wells River, VT. Fortunately, it appears to be confined to one section of pipe coming off the hot water tank (supplied by the boiler) that goes to only one of the 3 units supplied in the building. I made a half dozen calls yesterday only to find that everyone who does this kind of work is booked out 2 weeks.
Help! Can you recommend any plumbers in the area who can get to it sooner? If not, what do I tell the tenants who are facing no hot water for that long?
After talking to professionals familiar with the building (one referring to it as a nightmare), I've decided to consider a serious overhaul (re-plumbing) of the building, if necessary, to avoid future incidents. I thought that frozen pipes would have been dealt with years ago in a building of this age, so suspect that the new plumbing may actually be the problem - added as new units were plumbed.
I don't want to sit here in Colorado anticipating what other pipes are going to freeze...