The volume of ice is greater than the volume of water (simplistic terms,
I know), therefore your pipes may already be broken. You will find out
for sure when the ice melts.
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 2:58 PM
Our backup data center, where I work out of, is cold. It's 62 in the
office. Apparently in the plenum above the drop ceiling it must be
because, judging by the fact that our faucets and stuff aren't working,
suspect our pipes are frozen.
Our operator can remember a time before I started (over 27 years ago)
a main froze and broke and she waded through the water to turn off the
About a week or two ago I found a ceiling tile in the machine room with
screen on it and a fan. I turned it on because it seemed rather silly
me to be running air conditioners to cool down the machine room in sub
zero weather. Now it seems that even wasn't enough heat to help the
We've opened up the machine room doors and put a fan in them to help
the office space. Drives the operator nuts - she hates the noise.
On the positive side, the air conditioners haven't had to kick on all
Thinking about working in the machine room, it's nice and toasty in
Could be worse - the PC tech's office is by the loading dock. He's
wearing a hunting coat.
Since there's no water - good thing I didn't go eat at the local greasy
spoon for lunch today.
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