Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-14-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OH
Posts: 19
Share |
Default

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!

Dave43026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,732
Default

Air in pipes?


#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?

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OH
Posts: 19
Default

Air in pipes?


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.
Dave43026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,732
Default

Air in pipes?


Thanks.
Just be glad it's working again.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
Member
 
joed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 7,365
Default

Air in pipes?


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.
__________________
Do not PM with questions that can be asked in a forum. I will not respond.
joed is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joed For This Useful Post:
Javiles (01-14-2013)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tree roots and orangeburg pipes xerxes2001 Plumbing 3 04-07-2012 08:26 PM
Combining vent pipes in the attic. a4aj Plumbing 5 02-04-2010 11:20 AM
How to (retrofit) insulate/air seal cantilever with hot water pipes in it? KatieAK Remodeling 7 11-04-2009 08:10 AM
How to (retrofit) insulate/air seal cantilever with hot water pipes in it? KatieAK HVAC 5 11-01-2009 08:15 PM
insulating heated garage(retrofit)- insul. & pipes KatieAK Building & Construction 0 10-25-2009 09:03 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.