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Old 02-04-2015, 08:51 AM   #11
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Mine line right at the pump froze up like you originally describe. I would check there.


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Old 02-04-2015, 08:52 AM   #12
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Thanks, I do have 1" foam board nailed to 1/2" plywood around outside plus 2 heat lamps in tank area
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:56 AM   #13
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I am gonna check suction hose this morning I see where it comes up to pump at. Just confused because when forced air heater on all the hoses in the area are REALLY heated up
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:56 AM   #14
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Hot water in the winterizing tube will only help if the problem is after the pump. If the problem is a frozen feed line, it will not help. If you can get to the feed line wrap some heat tape around the line.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:00 AM   #15
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Shouldn't the heated underbelly and heater pad keep the suction hose from freezing?
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:21 AM   #16
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My water pump is in the basement and the small heater in the basement was off. Now I have a piece of foam board to help block out the wind drafts. My hose was partially frozen coming from the underbelly to the pump. I could see a little frozen water under the fitting at pump. Was lucky to not have a busted fitting. Hope u can get it going.


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Old 02-04-2015, 11:18 AM   #17
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How cold is it there? It's hard to keep everything working when it really cold. We thought about trying MI in December for Christmas but couldn't find a CG open and didn't want to risk freezing the pipes. They may have a polar package on but the weather gets down to 0 and you are going to freeze. Maybe have it set up to blow out the lines when it gets real cold and work out of water jugs until it warms up a little. You might have to do this several times. It sounds like you have done everything you can but still freezing.
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:57 AM   #18
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As long as the tank water isn't freezing, it seems to me that you just need to remove the water from the hose/pipe that goes from the tank to the pump at night. I have no idea what your configuration is, but if there is a valve between those two, open it (to air) and a small compressor should be able blow the water back to the tank (again assuming it isn't currently frozen in the line). Of course, you will have to close the valve and get the pump going again in the morning.
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I agree with phil, verify the tank heater pad(s) still has power or warm.
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It is possible your pump diaphragm is failing. Understanding its freezing there do you not have city water available?
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