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        My husband and I discovered we have no hot water coming to our kitchen. Everywhere else works fine. We have a single handle faucet that is unknown years old. The cold works fine but the hot does not. Also the dishwasher won't fill. I don't think it's a frozen pipe since the cold works and there is no leak that we are aware of. What do I do next?
         
        Posts: 8 | Registered: Sep 18, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        did you have hot water before? if its as cold there as is here its probably froze up..hot water actually freezes faster than cold water...crazy huh? its true..something to do with molicules and science...above my pay grade..lol
        open the cabinet drawers and get some heat under their...
        is your house above ground or on a slab...try and heat the pipes
        you have a welding machine? connect the leads to the hot water pipes and turn it on..
         
        Posts: 4089 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        your pipes are froze up...i guess..get some heat under that cabinet
        turn on your faucets to get the water moving,
        and heating the pipes..hot water will freeze quicker than cold, its a science thing,,,but true
        get some heat on them pipes

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        Posts: 4089 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Since the dishwasher fills with hot water and the hot side of the faucet doesn't work, that means that whatever is stopping the hot from flowing is further back from the split between those two fixtures.

        If this has just happened and you are in the middle of the cold that is affecting most of the country, then yes - probably a frozen pipe. Hard to find and hard to fix while it's still cold. Worse, once it thaws you may have a split pipe and a leak.

        At this point, all you can do is visually inspect from underneath. At least the odds are that the frozen part of the pipe is somewhere where it will be exposed. In some cases, pipes can be thawed with a torch. Or, wrap all that you can find with heat tape and hope for the best.


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        Posts: 10483 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        if you have a welding machine
        clip the electrodes on the hot pipe about a foot apart..with the froze spot in the middle
        turn on the welder it will heat the pipes and thaw them
        little country plumbing here

         
        Posts: 4089 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        The hot line almost always freezes first.
        Please do not use a torch or a welder.
        A hair dryer will work fine, not catch anything on fire
        or unsolder a fitting.
        Just because it's not leaking does not mean it's not frozen.
        It can be frozen anyplace all the way back to the water heater.


        joecaption
         
        Posts: 18039 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        the telephone company does that with water in the service cables, too. use a little buzzbox welder across all the "tip and rings" wire pairs to cook the cable dry.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5858 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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