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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:44 PM

I'm in a single family home(2 floors). The sinks and tubs are working on both floors. The kitchen sink has a single handle. Cold water is flowing but no hot water flows through it when the handle is turned up to the left. It's been cold, I'm in N.Y. Could a water pipe be frozen?

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:36 PM

Perhaps there's a shut-off under the sink for that faucet ?
Is that sink against an outside wall ?
Does the hot water work at the other faucets on the second floor ?
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:32 AM

Perhaps there's a shut-off under the sink for that faucet ?
Yes, there is a shut off valve.

Is that sink against an outside wall ?
Yes, it is.
Does the hot water work at the other faucets on the second floor ?
Yes it does.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

Thanks. The temperature rose to around 32 degrees and the hot water started working. So I guess it wasn't mechanical.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:22 PM

Is that sink against an outside wall ?



In these parts we call that a frozen pipe, and just not having water for a couple days is not nearly as bad as what usually occurs - ie. a burst pipe allowing copius amounts of hot water to enter your abode whilst no one is at home. This continues until a) an innocent passerby calls 911 after noticing water leaking out from your basement windows; or :cool: you come home after an extended white knuckle snowy commute to the glorious sounds of rushing water.
Best bet is to locate the area thats freezing and either relocate it or install some good insulation jacket on it.
You can also buy a length of "heat tape" to put on that section of pipe - it is essentially like an extension cord that is attached to the pipe with a thermostat bulb in the end to sense when the pipe is nearing freeze temperature and will activate to keep pipe warm


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:02 PM

... noticing water leaking out from your basement windows

in these parts, we call that an indoor pool :whistling:
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:48 PM

LOL ! It is HEATED too ......................:thumbsup:
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 01:29 PM

Great advice. I will be installing foam pipe insulation asap. Thanks again.




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