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Old 01-20-2014, 01:55 PM
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Default Freezing temps busted my hardtop support leg! Doh!

Luckily it only happened to one of them but looks like water froze in the pipe and blew it open... time to find a good welder in the Atl area... Anyone else have this happen? I meant to drill small holes in the bottom of all the legs but forgot...
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The tubes don't have drain holes? You should drill all the rest so it doesn't happen again.
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Tower legs do that all the time without holes and most tower guys forget to do that important step. Riggers are another frequent splitter when freezing water gets trapped at the bases.
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If you are close to Hardeeville,SC PM martinmarinedesign here on THT.

That guy does some great t-top work.
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Had it happen to one of mine several years ago
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If you are close to Hardeeville,SC PM martinmarinedesign here on THT.

That guy does some great t-top work.
Thanks! I might have to look him up. I want to get a collapsible crows nest built anyway... this just might have lit that fire.
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I don't think that was caused by water.
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Its caused by freezing water and no drain holes...
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Its caused by freezing water and no drain holes...
So, there was so much water in there, with no place to expand when it froze, that it ruptured that tube, in that location?

I doubt it.
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So, there was so much water in there, with no place to expand when it froze, that it ruptured that tube, in that location?

I doubt it.
Definitely split from freezing water. My t-top did it in the rear corners.
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So, there was so much water in there, with no place to expand when it froze, that it ruptured that tube, in that location?

I doubt it.
I have seen it many times on tubing/pipe. I had a ladder rack on a truck that was made from 1-1/2" square tubing. Ice made the bottom few inches of 1 leg almost perfectly round. Ice is powerful.
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So, there was so much water in there, with no place to expand when it froze, that it ruptured that tube, in that location?

I doubt it.
Ice is strong, mark my word, very strong...I have no doubt about it, if there alot of accumulation of water in that tube, it will bust if it freeze...

Man know that I saw yours, it make me think about my t-top.
I will have to take a look.

Now what's the fix, new pipe?
Or just tap it back in, then weld, grind, buff?
And then add a hole.
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So, there was so much water in there, with no place to expand when it froze, that it ruptured that tube, in that location?

I doubt it.
Don't doubt it. 100% certain that's what happened. Doesn't take make much water to freeze and do this. Would love to hear what you think happened though...

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Ice is strong, mark my word, very strong...I have no doubt about it, if there alot of accumulation of water in that tube, it will bust if it freeze...

Man know that I saw yours, it make me think about my t-top.
I will have to take a look.

Now what's the fix, new pipe?
Or just tap it back in, then weld, grind, buff?
And then add a hole.
The top is 12-13 years old and isn't perfect so probably just going to have a welder tap it in and re-weld it then drill small holes in the bottom of all the legs. I just need to find a fabricator somewhat close to me because I want to have a crows nest built anyway.
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Curious, how cold did it get up your end for this to happen?
Up my area it's well know fact...is cold up here.
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Says he's from North Florida/Georgia area......there will be freezing nights and maybe a day or two here and there that never get above freezing. Never have days or weeks on end below freezing like you do.
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I'd have thought the ice would expand up the pipe.
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Curious, how cold did it get up your end for this to happen?
Up my area it's well know fact...is cold up here.


It was 12 degrees up here in Ga. recently. Going into the low 20's tonight with a high in the low 30's on friday! Not the kind of temps we like !!!!!!!!!!
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Contact Parthery he knows all the repair players.
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Curious, how cold did it get up your end for this to happen?
Up my area it's well know fact...is cold up here.
In Canton GA and we've had some cold temps here in the teens recently.

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I'd have thought the ice would expand up the pipe.
From my understanding the water freezes from the top then down so it forms a "plug" then continues to freeze down and when it has no more room to go it makes room i.e. blowing the pipe apart..

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Contact Parthery he knows all the repair players.
Thanks Schmaltz! I'll reach out to him.
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13F, ok that's definitely cold enough.
I didn't tink it got that cold there.

Us it's in the - teens.
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