My father recently passed away, and I'm working on getting his house ready for sale. For the most part, Dad kept up with preventive maintenance, but obviously things slipped a little in the last year while he was battling cancer.
While I helped him with some of the electrical in the house, I've never lived there, so I'm still in "discovery-mode" about where things are located and how things were constructed for other systems (HVAC, plumbing, etc)
Anyways, now that spring has finally arrived (Central Alberta, Canada), I'm starting to do work in the yard. There are two external hose bibs at Dad's house -- one on the west side, one on the east. Water flows from the east bib, but not from the west. Ok -- working theory, one got shut off for the winter, but he didn't get around to winterizing the other.
The problem is -- I can't seem to find anything resembling a shutoff valve, either at the fixture, or somewhere along the run between the supply manifold and the fixture. The manifold does not appear to have shutoffs on individual lines. It is just manifold, continuous PEX run, transition to copper fitting as it leaves the house.
Here's a picture of the line running from the house to the hose bib on the east side -- the one that's working.
Naturally, of course, the one on the west side (not working) is almost inaccessible. (What moron puts a plumbing fixture above the service entrance panel for the electrical service?) This is the best picture I can manage of it.
Either by what I can see of the fixture, or by feel, I can't identify any obvious shutoff mechanism -- it appears to be the same setup as the hose bib on the east side, just with a ninety on the feed-in from the PEX to the copper.
Now, admittedly, I'm not a plumber, so I might be missing something obvious here. Do you guys see something in the pictures that I don't? What should my next troubleshooting steps be?