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Old 02-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Ok, I have a large Island in my kitchen that my sink and dishwasher are hooked up to.. we are currently In texas an with the weather where it is way below freezing..

There is no water what so ever going to the sink or dishwasher, But the ice maker and the bathrooms (sinks and showers) have FULL running water..

What could this be? our house was built and finished in the spring of 08' warranty are out pretty much.. what do we need to do?

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Old 02-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #2
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Ayuh,... Probably Frozen piping...
Get some heat to 'em, 'n they'll thaw out...

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That would be my guess as well, what he ^ said.

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There is no water what so ever going to the sink or dishwasher, But the ice maker and the bathrooms (sinks and showers) have FULL running water..

What could this be? . what do we need to do?

I agree with the above, your pipes are frozen.. do you have access to them from below?? basement?? crawl-space?? what is below your kitchen??

where is the ice-maker?? (i presume in the kitchen) where is it's supply line compared to that of the sink and DW??

if you can get to them, a heat gun on them for a few moments will likely thaw them out enough to flow again.

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thats what we thought, but since the rest of the house is getting running water and hot water at that..

I don't know. we are seeing if thawing will help..

Can it just freeze in one spot in the middle of the house?
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Ayuh,... It can freeze in Any 1 spot that gets below 32░....
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ok, so you have a basement under the whole house?? all of the plumbing is contained in the basement and is accessible??

can you trace the supply lines from the island back to the main supply for hot and cold?? grab the pipes and see if there is a significant temp difference?? are there any shut off valves??

again, where is the icemaker?? relative to the supply to the island?? your problem is somewhere between there and your island.

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its all slab. texas houses dont get built with basments. water line for ice maker is on wall across from sink... The Island the sink and dishwasher are on is about 10 to 12 feet long and about 4 and half feet wide.http://www.myspace.com/my/photos/photo/32277901/Album

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Originally Posted by Texanbell86;583892 water line for ice maker is on wall across from sink... The Island the sink and dishwasher are on is about 10 to 12 long and about 4 hand half feet wide.[URL
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the icemaker is on an interior wall??

unfortunately, I can't see your picture, but it sounds as though your plumbing that supplies the island are not protected sufficiently from the outside cold, either due to insufficient insulation or a draft from the outside.

you will need to determine where those supply lines run and protect them, because if they get too cold, they can burst.
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Ayuh,... It can freeze in Any 1 spot that gets below 32░....

Crud Ughhhh!!! Thanks for the advice!
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the icemaker is on an interior wall??

unfortunately, I can't see your picture, but it sounds as though your plumbing that supplies the island are not protected sufficiently from the outside cold, either due to insufficient insulation or a draft from the outside.

you will need to determine where those supply lines run and protect them, because if they get too cold, they can burst.

OK this is the set up.. Living and kitchen are open. Island is in middle of rooms...frig and stove are the wall that is the back wall for the garage. if that makes any sence.
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Sounds like frozen pipe(s) to me as well, but the strange thing is that the affected sink is in the middle of the room, rather than on an outside wall where this typically occurrs. So, I think that what you need to do is start where the water enters your home, and envision the route that it most likely takes, meanwhile being cognizant of any places where cold air could get to the pipes. When you open the cabinets, is the space under the island cold? Is there possibly an electrical conduit, or any other chaseway to the island? Have you checked the spiggots on the outside of the house? Where is your hot water heater? Do you have both hot and cold water in the bathrooms, and neither in the kitchen? Typically the hot water line will freeze before the cold water line, but not always, as just a few inches one way or the other can make a difference. A few things to look at that might point you in the right direction.
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Maybe the feed lines for the island, T off of the main line in an outside wall where it's colder?
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Possible that the water lines were run overhead? This would be no different than them being in a crawlspace or basement if cold air could be getting to them. PEX tubing is run this way for slab homes here. All over head, can't wait until a few years down the road and a fitting goes to leaking.
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Possible that the water lines were run overhead?

Yes they do, as far as we can tell. but nothing has worked. I think we will end up calling a plumber when the ice and sleet clears up.. ( in a couple days)

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