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An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his 2-year-old son at a relative's home in central Indiana. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/1fTQx7w) Micah Harrison of Robertsdale,More >>
An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his 2-year-old son at a relative's home in central Indiana. More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
This weekend's sub-zero temperatures are a cause for concern for homeowners.
For the most part, things are quiet right now, but plumbers across Western Massachusetts expect the calls to start coming in over about busted pipes during the next few days.
If they were not treated before the frigid temps, there is a chance outdoor pipes are frozen.
One plumber with 30 years of experience told CBS 3 that if they are frozen, things could get worse for homeowners as we go back above freezing.
"When everything thaws out, you'll start seeing stuff on the outside walls," said Richard Paige, owner of Frank Paige Plumbing and Heating. "Maybe the outside faucet is frozen and it will thaw itself out. Ideally you haven't kept your temperatures down too low. Sixty to 65 degrees is the minimum. If you get much below that, you're asking for trouble with your outside walls or you might get freeze ups."
While it may be too late to treat trouble spots now, there are things homeowners can do down the line, so they will not have to worry about frozen pipes in the future.
"If you have a troublesome area, like an outside wall that doesn't get much sunlight, sometimes it's just going to freeze," said Paige. "If you have a troublesome spot like that, you might want to keep your water dribbling just a little bit. Moving water will not freeze."
Something else to help in the fight against frozen pipes are relatively new "Pex" pipes.
They are made of a material that will expand with frozen water, but has a memory to return to its former shape once the water thaws.
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Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-03-12 00:01:40 GMT
A 33-year-old man exposed himself to a classroom full of high school students in Eugene on Tuesday morning. Police said Christopher Vanorden entered classroom with students around 8 a.m. at WillametteMore >>
Eugene police said a 33-year-old man exposed himself in front of a classroom full of students Tuesday morning.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:14:47 GMT
State police were patrolling Carew Street at about 7:30 p.m. Monday when they pulled over a Saab station wagon for motor vehicle violations. After police searched the vehicle they located a bag of cocaineMore >>
State police were patrolling Carew Street at about 7:30 p.m. Monday when they pulled over a Saab station wagon for motor vehicle violations.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:46:38 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – No charges will be filed against the people responsible for hanging a dog by a harness at Olga's Dog Spa. A photograph began circulating around social media last week of a dogMore >>
No charges will be filed against the people responsible for hanging a dog by a harness at Olga's Dog Spa.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:28:24 GMT
A Hartford police sergeant was in the hot seat following a high speed chase that was caught on camera. A few weeks ago, Sgt. Eric Smith barreled through a red light on a city street, hit speeds of 80 milesMore >>
A Hartford police sergeant was in the hot seat following a high speed chase that was caught on camera.More >>
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