To thaw frozen water lines that haven't burst, shut off the water supply valve and heat the frozen pipe length with a hair dryer, space heater or heat lamp. Alternatively, wrap the pipe with temperature-controlled heat t... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is a hotline that provides answers to questions pertaining to cooking turkeys. The Butterball Talk-Line professional who mans the hotline can provide a wide range of information, such as h... More » Food Cooking

To thaw a frozen water line on an ice maker, unplug the refrigerator, and heat the water line with a hairdryer until it begins to drip. When it stops dripping, plug in the refrigerator, and replace the ice bin. This proc... More »

Heat the frozen section of a pipe with a hair dryer, a heating pad, a space heater, a heat lamp or hot towels. Heat tape wrapped around the pipes also melts the ice quickly. Never use a blow torch, open flames, kerosene ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

To clear a frozen tub drain, locate the frozen pipe, open the faucet, insulate the pipe, heat it with a hair dryer, warm it with a space heater, and test the pipe. This project takes several hours and requires towels, ho... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

Frozen water pipes can be thawed by shutting off the main water valve, opening the faucets and applying heat to the frozen pipe. Pipes often freeze when the temperature drops during the winter and no insulation is availa... More »

Some good ways to thaw electric pipes include using a hair dryer, keeping the water running and using a thawing machine. If none of these methods works, a professional plumber may be needed. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing