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How to dethaw a frozen shower!!

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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
OK coz of this **** weather my shower has been frozen up for the last 3 days and I have to take baths!!

Is there any tricks I can do to speed up the thawing!!!!!
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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
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Post of the day. 'hot water'
#2
is it the drain below the shower or the actual shower? salt down the plughole might work if its the drain
#3
Where is your shower????? In the garden!!!!!
[mod] 1 Like #4
hope you havent got your HTC desire with you..... otherwise we will see 'dropped my phone in the shower what can i do' thread... X)
#5
goonertillidie
hope you havent got your HTC desire with you..... otherwise we will see 'dropped my phone in the shower what can i do' thread... X)

lol X)
1 Like #6
goonertillidie
hope you havent got your HTC desire with you..... otherwise we will see 'dropped my phone in the shower what can i do' thread... X)


I was about to suggest there may be an app to sort out the problem.
[mod]#7
So you want to freeze it up some more?? Never heard of de-thawing something before. ;) lol
banned 1 Like #8
Syzable
So you want to freeze it up some more?? Never heard of de-thawing something before. ;) lol


Damn... you beat me to it! lol
1 Like #9
Did you take it to the ice bar? Stupid thing to do wasn't it!
#10
sure its not clogged up with limescale?!
#11
it was working fine the other day!! So what nobody knows!!!!!!!!! Useless
#12
barky
is it the drain below the shower or the actual shower? salt down the plughole might work if its the drain


the actual shower
#13
Wouldn't have thought your shower pipes would freeze unless they go outside of the house, do they?
#14
best way to cure your frozen shower is to remove the shower head, pour a little boiling waater over it, lift the pipe so it points upwards, then pour about 500g of salt into it. mix in more boiling water if it won't go in, andd use a funnel if you have one. screw the shower head back on, and leave it for a few hours.
1 Like #15
Could be an air problem caused by frozen valve try hitting the shower unit or pipes as hard as you can with a hammer or drilling a small hole in pipe to release the pressure, should work fine then
#16
greg_68
Wouldn't have thought your shower pipes would freeze unless they go outside of the house, do they?


no theyre in the wall!
#17
dxx
best way to cure your frozen shower is to remove the shower head, pour a little boiling waater over it, lift the pipe so it points upwards, then pour about 500g of salt into it. mix in more boiling water if it won't go in, andd use a funnel if you have one. screw the shower head back on, and leave it for a few hours.


ill try thanks
#18
peterjmay
greg_68
Wouldn't have thought your shower pipes would freeze unless they go outside of the house, do they?


no theyre in the wall!


I find it highly unlikely they are frozen then.

And almost an impossibility that the shower head hose is frozen.

Edited By: greg_68 on Nov 29, 2010 15:51
banned#19
is it an electric shower or heated from your boiler?
#20
Not enough info here to seriously help the hapless Peter.

Peter, answer these questions if you can:

1) Is the shower electric or combi boiler fed?
2) Regardless of 1, does the supply pipe come from the mains or from a storage tank?
3) Does any water come out of the shower head at all?
4) You say the pipes are in the wall, is this wall a stud wall or a brick wall?
5) Are all other water outlet unaffected?
#21
No way this is down to frozen pipes.
#22
You know these need the sun to work yea? :D

http://www.self-catering-breaks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/super-solar-shower.jpg
#23
PROBLEM SOLVED!!

Just kept on smacking the shower head (took ages) and now it works!!!

thanks to all

Now I have another dilemma, shall i make a new post?? :p
banned#24
peterjmay
Now I have another dilemma, shall i make a new post?? :p


How about no.....

Just get your CV sorted out for this......
#25
er no, anyway this pnew problem is not phone related it pc related, and I want to know why my Dell dock has stopped workin in windows 7?
1 Like #26
peterjmay
er no, anyway this pnew problem is not phone related it pc related, and I want to know why my Dell dock has stopped workin in windows 7?


Take a hint...
1 Like #27
peterjmay
PROBLEM SOLVED!!

Just kept on smacking the shower head (took ages) and now it works!!!

thanks to Bully :p


Your welcome :)
#28
Bully
peterjmay
PROBLEM SOLVED!!

Just kept on smacking the shower head (took ages) and now it works!!!

thanks to Bully :p


Your welcome :)


yes thanks bully!
#29
I've just had a plumber out and the valve in my shower is also frozen solid - he said only thing to do is wait for it to thaw out. It got to -13 degrees here last night so the remaining water in there froze solid - even with the heating on!!!!

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