As I anticipate another cold Wisconsin winter I'd like to solve my occasional frozen hot water pipe problem. This problem has developed over the past 5 years or so in our 30 year old home and wasn't present before.
At first I thought the problem was in the small bathroom (possibly as a result of new siding and too insulated cabinet) Simply using a hair dryer solved it those 1 or 2 times each winter. This didn't work last winter as I needed to use the hair dryer for almost 2 hours in the basement. Obviously I don't know real the source of the problem and I guess heating the pipe anywhere eventually thaws the pipe.
Any suggestions for a solution? What could ultimately happen if I wasn't at home to apply the dryer solution in a timely fashion?
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