Melting duty

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 3:06pm
By: John Munford

Ice fountain_Justice center

A gas-powered limb trimmer became an un-freezing tool for Fayette County public works employees Matt Neal and Miles Hoffman Monday at the fountain in front of the Fayette County Justice Center. This photo was submitted by local attorney John Mrosek.

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Submitted by Gene61 on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:00am.

Psst Canada does have this problem, now thats cold!.. lol

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Submitted by 5stringJeff on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 9:20am.

Can Fayette County not wait for the temps to warm up and for the sun to melt the water in the fountain? It's free - all it costs is a bit of patience.

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Submitted by tampabayjay on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 6:06pm.

how bad it would have been if the planet wasn't in the grips of global warming!

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Submitted by The Wedge on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 4:04pm.

I think that it was silly to keep this fountain going in the wintertime, especially when the temperatures have come with more than a couple of days of warning. If it is important to Fayette County to have this continually pumping, then they should be adding more than a little of heat trace to its lines.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 4:59pm.

This is nuts. I wonder how long it took them to clear the fountain.

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:05am.

I bet it took all afternoon. I would have just pour a bag of sidewalk salt on it and let the sun do the rest.

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