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Old 04-20-2012, 03:20 AM   #16
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The next time I try this I may only fill the pipe to where I want the dent removed. Our pipe blew out to a chubby state as well and one would think that the narrower end of the pipe would freeze first.

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If you only fill the pipe to where the dent is, once it freezes the ice will just expand taking up the empty void where there is an air gap. So this won't do anything, you must fill it all the way with water if you want it to work.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:32 AM   #17
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The next time I try this I may only fill the pipe to where I want the dent removed. Our pipe blew out to a chubby state as well and one would think that the narrower end of the pipe would freeze first.

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I rather think using Roelofs garden hose clamp idea will prevent the blowing of the pipe .....
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The next time I try this I may only fill the pipe to where I want the dent removed. Our pipe blew out to a chubby state as well and one would think that the narrower end of the pipe would freeze first.

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I dont think the dent will be gone if I fill in the pipe with half water, because the water will have room to expand before freezing completely.

The best way to reduce the chance of bursting pipe : check the pipe condition regularly every 3 or 4 hours. If the dent is removed, stop it.

( LOL, easier said than done ....... I always forget to check regulary ..... thats why I end up with chubby pipe ).
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The best way to reduce the chance of bursting pipe : check the pipe condition regularly every 3 or 4 hours. If the dent is removed, stop it.
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I plug the outlet and also the pressure line, fill the pipe with water and then put a piece of saran wrap over the inlet and rubber band around the sides. When the water freezes it will push the dent out and then any extra pressure will push the saran wrap out. I've never had a pipe burst on me.
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