A water leak can be a big problem

What a angry afternoon it had been.

I went to bed late because I was out celebrating with my partner for her birthday.

Then the next afternoon, super early in the afternoon, my partner told me there was a loud noise coming from the basement. I could undoubtedly hear the noise as soon as I woke up and it was pretty loud. I was sad that there might be a concern with the furnace, however fortunately that was not the case. The thing that was struggling and making all the loud noise was undoubtedly the sump pump. It turned out that the discharge hose that was outside of the lake house had frozen. The previous night, the hot and cold temperatures dropped somewhere around downside 15 degrees fahrenheit and somewhere in that line there was frozen water. I tried digging up the line and seeing if I could get the ice to break, although I was unable to get to the clog. The actual clog was somewhere between the wall and where the pipe came back up outside and I couldn’t get to it. I tried pouring hot sizzling water into the line which I thought would melt the ice, however it didn’t work. I even tried pouring alcohol in there, however that did not work either, however at the end of the afternoon, I ended up giving up. I am not sure what to do, I just was sick of being outside in the frigid temps while I wanted to get to my work in my office with the ideal temperature control settings. I ended up using a odd discharge hose and sending the water out of a window, for the time being.


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