Frozen down spout

Old 01-06-09, 11:12 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 9
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Frozen down spout

So I've discovered that one of my down spouts got plugged and is now fully frozen.

I'm contemplating introducing it to my 40,000 BTU salamander heater to thaw it out and take care of the plug/jam.

Is there anything I should consider before doing this? I've got aluminum siding, and the spout is over my sidewalk and driveway, so I don't have to worry about burning grass or anything like that.
Old 01-06-09, 07:43 PM
Speedwrench's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,602
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
most sideing has thin layer of insulation behind it so be very careful not to overheat the siding and ruin that, also to much heat may discolor your siding. if you set the heater sufficently out that you can lay your uncovered hand on the sideing after 2 minutes you shouldn't damage it.

are you going to cowboy up or just lay there and bleed?

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: