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# Thaw Out Frozen Pipes Safely

### How long will it take for heat tape to thaw pipes?

There is no expected time for your pipes to thaw out when using the heated tape, this will depend on how bad your pipes have frozen in order to determine the time that it will completely thaw itself out.

Well depending on how thick the ice in pipes and also how many heat tapes have you putted. But you should always consider in applying a heat tape, you might also damage the pipe itself. So, you should put not too many and just estimate the exact amount you should apply. Measure how thick the ice is and the thickness of the pipe to avoid damage in the pipe and excessive use of heat tape.

If you can raise the temperature of the metal above 0 degrees Celsius, then it should not take longer then 3-10 hours to thaw. If you can get it sufficiently above freezing then it will thaw even quicker

### What do I do to thaw pipes in my basement?

All my pipes are in my basement. If I get heat down there will it thaw the pipes?. I have tried: I just put a portable heater in basement. I think it was caused by: Below zero last night.

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