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Dave43026 01-14-2013 07:42 PM

Air in pipes?
 
Hi. When I came home from work today and turned on various faucets in my home, I noticed that there was air in the water lines. It was as if the main water supply to the house had been turned off during the day. However, we we werent home all day and I cant think of a reason why this would have happened. I have had a contractor doing some work here, but he said he was not here today.

So I am curious if there are other reasons why the pipes may have air in them? Could someone have been doing work on the water supply lines outside of my home? There was a significant temperature drop from yesterday (60 degrees) to today (below freezing)...maybe that is why? But of course we didn't notice anything this morning.

Thanks!

joecaption 01-14-2013 07:57 PM

#1 Go back and add your location to your profile please.

Did just some air come out then the water started flowing? Or is there still just air?

Dave43026 01-14-2013 08:14 PM

There is no longer air in the lines, and water comes out of every faucet like normal. I guess I was just curious as to what may have caused the situation.

Profile location should be updated.

joecaption 01-14-2013 08:25 PM

Thanks.
Just be glad it's working again.

joed 01-14-2013 08:45 PM

Town could have had a water main shut off for repair. This time of year in cold areas frost tends to cause breaks more than warmer weather.


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