HELP- No Water In House - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

HELP- no water in house

We got home from work today and there is no water working in our town house. This morning everthing worked fine- and the temperature hasn't been below freezing.
Our unit controls the water supply for the 8 units we are connected to, but everyone else has water.
We have checked multiple faucets, none of them are working. We also checked the meter and there is not water running currently.

What could this be? Any help is appreciated.


DevanBlair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
fabrk8r's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 849
Rewards Points: 500

If the main shut-off valve is open and you have no water then my best guess is that either the city shut off the water to your residence at the street (most likely) or the water pipe is broken somewhere between the street and your residence. If the city did shut off your water it could be a couple reasons why...1: honest mistake, or 2: non-payment of water bill.

Either way you will probably need to contact the city so it can be resolved.


"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines." -- Frank Lloyd Wright
fabrk8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10


Thank you so much for your reply, we got ahold of our neighbor who is a plumber and it ended up just being a buildup of sediment on our main valve that caused it to get stuck. After a lot of moving the valve back and forth we were able to open it all the way and turn the water back on.

No idea how it got turned off in the first place... but thanks!
DevanBlair is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
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
Grossly insufficient water supply to toilet wasting water? mysterylectric Plumbing 8 01-17-2012 11:19 AM
Water Heater blowing out Power to Entire House tbigley Electrical 5 03-02-2011 02:54 PM
No water in house dls6w4 Plumbing 10 02-12-2011 06:45 AM
What's the best hot water now option for our house? 1655graff Plumbing 13 02-06-2010 12:05 PM
Water pressure issues - in one part of the house stream41 Plumbing 4 11-11-2008 07:43 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1