The well is designed to provide country cottages with drinking water in the absence of a central water supply. In a harsh winter, with insufficient insulation, the water can freeze. To prevent the pipes from bursting, it is necessary to immediately begin work on heating the water.
- - copper wire;
- - fork;
- - hook;
- - latex gloves;
- - pliers;
- - a sharp knife;
- - hot water;
- - compressor.
To warm up a frozen well, use the services of professionals who have all the necessary equipment and will carry out all the work in a short period of time. The cost of the service depends on the region in which you live, but in any case, it is available to the majority of the population.
If you do not plan to use outside services, prepare rubber gloves, copper cable, plug.
Strip the cable with a sharp knife and wrap it around the hole. Attach the plug to the other end of the cable, attach an iron hook to the plug, put on rubber gloves, and put the cable over the positive wire. After 1, 5-2 hours, remove the cable, connect the pump, turn on the tap. This method is very effective, low-cost, it helps to warm up the well in a short time, as well as the pipes of the central water supply. But at the same time, there is a significant drawback. Covering wires is strictly prohibited and can result in a huge fine.
The second way to defrost a well is to use very hot water, which you will supply to the frozen pipe under high pressure using a compressor.
The pipe of any well is located 30-50 cm above the soil level. First, you need to warm up the upper pipe. Boil a large bucket of water, pour a pipe that rises above the soil level. Often, even this method is quite enough to defrost the pipe, since only the top layer of the soil freezes. If there is no water flow, connect the compressor, after fixing the vacuum cap on the pipe.
Set the compressor pressure to 2, blow through the pipe with hot water.
In order to prevent the freezing of the well in the future, carry out insulation work before the onset of winter. Make a crate around the well, fill it with a thick layer of heat-insulating material.