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Old 02-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #16
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If the pipe is fully thawed and there is a leak you would know. Serious water coming out!

I did a bit of googling and clogged pipes do happen. If they are copper pipes I would assume the blockage would be at the elbow. Probably due to too much solder in the joint and mineral deposits building up there. Regardless you would drain the system and cut before the elbow. Hold a bucket up, have someone open the main a tiny bit and verify you have flow before you repair. Good luck
This could be more likely if it was my house previous to the remodel. Now the entire line leading up to the kitchen sink is PVC pipe. Does this change your thoughts at all?

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Old 02-26-2011, 05:03 PM   #17
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If only water lines were see-through!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:13 PM   #18
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um, what do you mean all the pipes leading in are pvc? Your incoming water lines are pvc? I've never heard of that, which is why I'm asking
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Shut the water off to the Kitchen sink, disconnect the cold water line , put it in a bucket turn the water back on. Water Yes or No?
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PVC pipe is not used for drinking water...CPVC (more tan colored than white) can be.

I am curious what the actual type of piping is that you have.
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I have had 2 cases where a water line got clogged due to an obstruction. both cases a valve washer coming apart. BUT these were in old-old plumbing and there was some water but not the flow that we want!

Because nothing else makes sense, I suggest you try the following. Disconnect the cold feeder line to the kitchen faucet, (after shutting off the valve of course), then slowly turn on the valve. If you get water coming out, then the blockage is in the faucet.

Now another thing occurs to me. Sometimes the shutoff for an outside tap is in the undersink cabinet. Is it possible that someone shut off the cold water valve for the sink instead of the one for the outside tap?
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Well, just to update folks.

I called my plumber and left a message to get his idea also as he was the one who just recently put the plumbing in.

His ideas were similar to yours but it turns out that I didn't need his help with it either as .....

...while I was waiting for him to reply to me I was in the kitchen cooking dinner when I heard a sort of soft whistling noise or a slow drawn out whooshing noise.

I didn't know what it was as it was a background noise at the time not very loud. But when I looked around to see if it came the kitchen or maybe from outside I caught my wife looking also.

Then it hit me that it sounded a little bit like air or water going through a pipe.

I went outside and turned on the hose. Water came flowing out like normal. I went back to the kitchen sink and tried it and the water now worked like a charm.

Thanks for your ideas.

It worked out all by itself.

Thanks

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