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Old 01-09-2010, 05:37 AM   #1
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I'm having some issue due to the cold weather. I live in a mobile home and I have no water at all.

I have decided to turn the water supply off to the home and also turn off the current to the water heater.

Is that a bad thing or ok to do so.

Please, I am unable to find any answer if this is ok or not.

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Old 01-09-2010, 06:34 AM   #2
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Yes it's OK.

Why did you decide to turn off the water and hot water heater??

What's the temperature there? Is it freezing?? Is that why?

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Old 01-09-2010, 06:38 AM   #3
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Unless the water heater had no water in it... leave it on. Or it may freeze is crack the tank. Turning off the water is okay, but there is no reason to do so. Do you have a complete skirt around the home with no breaks in it? If not this caused your problem. But this weather is colder than normal (Must be that global warming thing!)
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If the answer to one of my questions is , yes it's freezing then leave the water heater on as Bob said.
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If you are afraid of freezing, you are best off to leave it on and let your faucets drip, running water, even a drip will help keep your pipes from freezing.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:26 AM   #6
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Leave the water heater on

Climb under the home and see if the heat tape is plugged in or, is bad. Either way, fix the heat tape and wait fir it to thaw out.
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Its now 827am
I decide to turn the water supply off to the home because I don't know better...I did it because I heard water continously running at the water tank which was the hot line (felt the line) then I felt the cold line and nothing. Soooo, I thought since there was no water in the house I will shut the supply and the current (at breaker box) to water heater.

One more thing - As soon as I shut the water supply and then heard at the waterheater possibly water/break below the floor.

I'm fixing to look and see what the damage is, if any...(crossfingers).

BTW: Since I shut water supply to all of the house and current to the water heater. I thought I leave it off and let it thaw out and I am going to drain if all possible, the tank.

I have been up all night worried and searching for advice.

Please give me advice.

I am on MS Messenger (randers3@hotmail.com) for any quick advice.
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There is areas that are not insulated from where I can see. This is a rented older mobile home (1rst time to live in one) the landlords are not going to fix or put any money into it. I need to take care of this on my own.

Question? if I need to thaw out an area underneath the mobile ---what exactly needs to be thawed out first?

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Leave the water heater on

Climb under the home and see if the heat tape is plugged in or, is bad. Either way, fix the heat tape and wait fir it to thaw out.
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If it is frozen, you need to get some heat under your home. A space heater could work, I use a salamander. Be careful doing this!!
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If it is frozen, you need to get some heat under your home. A space heater could work, I use a salamander. Be careful doing this!!
Driller, Do you have MSN Messenger or Yahoo? At the moment I am needing instant communication oppose to refreshing forum for any replies.

randers3@hotmail.com is my MSN Messenger.
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Driller, Do you have MSN Messenger or Yahoo? At the moment I am needing instant communication oppose to refreshing forum for any replies.

randers3@hotmail.com is my MSN Messenger.
BTW: I thought of actually getting my heat blower (commercial) but I don't know. I need advice on that thought too.

Oh what a nightmare of worries.

-Rose

Last edited by RubyRose66; 01-09-2010 at 09:11 AM. Reason: Adding to Driller - reply of heat fan for thawing pipes
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A landlord IS required to fix a problem where you do not have any water
Contact your local heath Dept
That's what we had to do renting an Apt once
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Scuba_ Dave,
I understand about obligations but I am renting this from a friend whom I made the agreement. At the moment I need to take care of this.

A handshake still counts for something to me and when I shake on it, there is no turning back on the deal I made. Learn and move on. So at the moment I need some sound advice.
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Tunr the water back on & look under the mobile home & look/listen for water rushing
If you hear that sound then a pipe is broken
Turn the water back off & call a plumber to fix the pipes

If you do not hear water running then leave the water on
Have you used any hot water since the pipes froze?
If not the WH still has water in it - but I would leave off for now

Turn a cold water tap on slightly
You then need to go under the trailer with a heater, blow dryer etc to warm the pipes up
Heat wrap tape would be a great idea too

Make sure anything you use is plugged into a GFCI protected outlet
If under the mobile home is not enclosed you will not be able to get the area warm
Instead you need to direct the heater(s) at the pipes
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7pm Sat.
Finished (630p)for the most part replacing the 1/2" CPVC cracked/ broken pipe.

Everytime we thought we had cut out the bad part..we had to start over again after checking it with flowing water.

This was tiring. Hopeful that its solved thou.

Temp is (11) for the lows again tonight.

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