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Old 12-20-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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sorry to ask but its after hours and I have no water at our house in North Carolina, my husband is retired and has early alzheimers so unfortunately I can not count on him for a repairman any more. He had water an hour ago but its stopped in all the faucets now. We have an old house (log) and have a well, so the comment of not paying our water bill doesn't count. I am not seeing water leaking under the house etc. although its been cold here and last week we intentionally left the faucets dripping at night.......... I guess we could have run the well dry but I also think I remember having to have the pump motor replaced before in the past. Is there something I need to do tonight, with the water heater? Call a plumber in the morning before leaving for work or a well specialist? need advice.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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Check for electricity first. Hopefully it is something like a tripped breaker.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply.
I have checked the breaker box and although the fuses looked OK went ahead and flipped the water labeled one first off and then back on without it making any difference. Talked with a neighbors husband tonight and he assured me the water heater would be ok, questions about our pump and found out its a submergable pump so its not lost its prime, looks as though the pump may be burned out as happened years ago. will call a plumber in the morning, thanks for your thoughts.
afraid I will be having to use this DIY site more and more - I will do my best to fix things myself before having to call the experts.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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will call a plumber in the morning, thanks for your thoughts.
afraid I will be having to use this DIY site more and more - I will do my best to fix things myself before having to call the experts.
Just thought I'd tell you thanks (speaking for all the service plumbers out there). After spending several years in the service plumbing industry it was never fun to leave family in the middle of the night to run a call you couldn't fix 'til morning anyway. Parts houses don't open 'til 7am or later.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:38 PM   #5
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just thought I would post a conclusion to my 'no water' problem in case someone else has a similar issue and thinks to do what I did not. It is now fixed thanks to our plumber and thankfully it was something simple.
The pump switch had dirt/debris cobwebs buildup on it - Our pump is out in the middle of our pasture with one of those fake plastic boulder things covering it. All the plumber had to do was to clean it off and turn it back on. so......food for thought next time or something somebody else may try before having to call the experts out.
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