by Scott Neuffer

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January 8, 2013
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Cold weather brings frozen pipes

With winter temperatures in Carson Valley hovering between single digits and low teens, frozen pipes have become a problem.

"It's not as bad as I've seen in the past, but we're still getting quite a few calls," Dale Armstrong, president of Scottsdale Plumbing and Excavation in Gardnerville, said Monday. "We're fairly busy."

Armstrong said a lot of calls this season have revolved around frozen pipes in mobile homes.

"They usually have plastic pipes, and the water heaters are on the outside," he said. "Pipes can easily freeze in mobile homes."

But stick-built homes aren't immune to the creeping cold, Armstrong …

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