Frozen Pipe Melting Inside Out

Frozen Pipe Melting Inside Out

I can’t wait for this cold weather to leave us for a few months. I’ve never been a fan of cold weather. Even as a kid visiting my grandparents in Vermont, the novelty of the snow wore off pretty quick for me… I do still love riding snowmobiles, but I would rather spend my time in front of crashing waves with a cold drink in one hand and fishing pole in the other. I just don’t like the headaches of the winter… firewood, bundling up, car won’t start, roads closed, school closed, pipes burst – you know what I mean?)

The winters seem to be getting longer now that I’m… more advanced in age. Growing up it seemed to go by much quicker, basketball season would end and then I’d be right back outside for spring baseball. Lately, I feel like I’ve needed to wear a jacket outside for the last 7 months! By most accounts it has been a pretty mild (but long) winter where I call home. I couldn’t imagine having to deal with the amounts of snow that those in the Northeast have been dealing with.

Just as I felt like I couldn’t take another day of these nasty temperatures and gray skies, I came across this video after I heard it mentioned on the radio. I don’t know what it is, it’s less than a minute long, it isn’t shot particularly well, and there really isn’t any backstory… but I’m mesmerized by it. The video is showing a frozen pipe melting from the inside out. That’s about all I know about it. Somewhere, much colder than where I am (and I’m still freezing), a pipe was frozen with ice and it melted from the inside out. I know what you’re thinking, but it is actually cool. Trust me, watching this ice melt is cooler than watching paint dry.

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I imagine they just forced some warm water through the pipe and that is why the inside was melting faster than the outside. But what do I know? I’m sure somebody reading this will be able to correct me. Whatever the case, enjoy the video and rejoice in knowing that Spring is right around the corner.





One Comment

  1. Harry Bailey

    the pipe is black and it absorbs light therefore hearing up whats inside.

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