With the ridiculous cold my furnace went out in the barn and the plumbing froze. All the plumbing is shot (busted valves all over the place, shattered frozen toilet, etc...).
A neighbor gave me some advice for dealing with the plumbing. He told me to heat everything up down there, cut the CPVC at the hydrant (a Woodford Iowa hydrant), and warm up the riser pipe and hydrant. He said that hopefully the expansion will only result in water being forced out, not bursting the pipe. My main concern is the below ground pipe in the concrete and beneath the barn. I can't imagine what it would take to fix if that bursts?
I cut the CPVC connection and have had the heater running all day and the hydrant is still frozen open. My concern is that it will thaw and flood the barn while I'm not there. I am very new to wells, and don't want to screw anything up further.
Does anyone know how to deal with such a problem??