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Turn off all faucets, and devices in the home that might use water. This includes, but is not limited to ice makers, dishwashers, clothes washers, faucets, running toilets, etc. Use a little piece of tape, one of those "sign here" stickers, or something similar to mark the water meter reading (or if it's digital, just write down the reading). Don't use ...


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Looking for water signs or using your ears to discover leaks are highly unreliable methods. I would suggest that you hire a contractor to test it. Maybe it costs more money but when it comes to leaking pipes you really shouldn't spare money, and really it’s not that expensive. What he does: he empties the pipes and then fills them with pressured air and put ...


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Water, or the sound of water. Leave the outside valve open, shut the inside valve. Wait for warmer weather. Once it warms up, open the inside valve. If water flows, shut the outside valve. Then shut the inside valve. Listen for the sound of flowing water when you open the inside valve again (assuming you don't hear or see it flowing in a more obvious manner ...


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We spoke to a plumber. Speaking off-record, he thought the problem might not be related to the new tap but may be incidental. We now think its because of the pressure in our boiler. About a week after I posted this question, the pressure reached zero. We didn't realise that we had low pressure until it briefly stopped working! After re-pressurizing it, the ...


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I have had similar problem, but my 3/4" condensate drain (not the 2" exhaust pipe) is the problem. My unit was installed with a heat pump & the condensate drain runs on the outside of the house from the attic inside of a large piece of downspout w/ the Freon lines. I have considered heat tape, but the manufacturers say that it is not to be used on drain ...


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I placed small heaters in front of the kitchen sink cabinet and in front of the bathroom sink cabinet. I also placed one in the laundry room where my hot water heater and pipes are. After about 20 minutes the hot water began to flow. Hurray!


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If the cold water supply to the water heater is frozen, there's not going to be much/any pressure to push water through. Typical mobile home freezup is the supply line to the mobile home, not as much the pipes inside the mobile home. The three feet or so between the floor and the ground is a prime area for freezing and usually requires insulation and heat ...


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Its a slow process to identify where the pipe or pipes are frozen. Turn on faucets and determine which ones work and do not. This will help to identify pipe paths that have an issue. With each faucet providing insight, then begin to trace as best you can those plumbing lines. The frozen section can have condensation around it, maybe ice or be bulged. ...


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It makes absolutely no difference whatsoever to the freezing condition if you leave the faucet open or not. If a faucet is left open BEFORE it freezes, it can prevent freezing because running water does not freeze. The only way to thaw it is to find the area that is frozen and heat it with a warming strip or a hair dryer or a propane torch or whatever. Try ...


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I also have this problem. So far, the best solution has been to shine a desklamp with an incandescant bulb on the last couple of inches of the tube before it exits the house, and on the hole the tube goes through. There is only a very short length outside of the house. This has worked all winter -- until this weekend, when we have had unprecedented cold ...


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First the only real concern you should have here other than the ability to use your sink is that the ice has made its way to the nearest PEX connector. What can happen is that the ice expands the PEX connector slightly and when it melts the connector is a little loose. It could fail right away or a year later. Not trying to put you in alarm mode but this ...


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People think that leaving a faucet trickling will keep water flowing but that's not the reason for keeping the faucet open because if it's cold enough even trickling water will freeze. The reason to keep the faucet open is to release pressure to prevent a burst pipe. Inside a pipe there is air and water. When water freezes it expands forcing the air that's ...


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Your best bet is to get your hair drier out and try to thaw the lines. Chances are that if the drain is frozen, so are other lines that water would flow through. If you have a little space heater you could put that near it to help warm that area up too. I suggest you take off the bottom panel of the washer and put some heat under the dishwasher. It is time ...



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