Oh dear Joy, that's not good. Hope it doesn't turn out to be expensive....
. What a day for that to happen .....Stay warm -somehow
Hope the water in the pipe melts soon, after that it should be business as usual, she says hopefully. Can you see it where it's frozen? Can it be melted gently with a hair dryer?Ours is in the loft and we had a leak through the kitchen ceiling yesterday morning. They think it was because the hose from the condenser jumped out of the waste pipe (why it is not fixed is a mystery to me!!) because it froze overnight. The boiler was still working though and must have melted the ice. Had to have British Gas out as we couldn't crawl into the narrow space towards the eaves!!Good luck, keep warm! xx
Annabeth, that's exactly what I did following advice from my lovely plumber and my lovely next door neighbour (both of whose children I have taught in the past!) to use hair dryer and boiled water from the kettle. It took half an hour but it worked - it seems to be on now and things are slowly heating up, but I keep running into the kitchen to check! :-)As soon as I can, I'm getting that pipe lagged./ It probably should have been anyway.Thanks, everyone, for the sympathy. :-)J x
Annabeth - meant to also say I'm sorry you've had boiler problems too. I wonder if keeping the heating on higher overnight might prevent that from happening tonight - for both of us.J x
Just saw your FB message, great you managed to sort it. Ours is ok now, the heating came on overnight. Now I need to think about clearing the drive ....
Relieved to hear that you've managed to sort it. Thus is most definitely not the time to have heating problems.
It surely isn't, Eileen. It's amazing how quickly the house got cold too. My toes, fingers and note have just started to feel warm again!J x