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ssbsts 01-13-2012 01:42 PM

No Water Pressure
I had a leak in one of my pipes caused by the builder who put a nail above the metal guard and dented the copper. Over time it finally sprung and so I cut the pipe and replaced it. Sounds simple enough right?

The pipe in question goes from my sub-floor up to a full bath upstairs (at least that is what it seems to me). So when I turned the water back on everything seems to flow fine except for in the bathroom that I mentioned the faucets have no pressure and neither does the toilet. But the shower has hot/cold water. In the other bathroom upstairs I have hot/cold in the shower, toilet works, hot in the sink but no cold. Everything else in the house works as before.

Now I am no genius by any stretch when it comes to plumbing, but this just doesn't make any sense to me. Now I wish I knew exactly where each pipe was getting its water from, but I am guessing the cold water in the showers upstairs get their water from the same line, or at the very least one line going to each bathroom, but maybe not as shower works, but neither bathroom sink has cold.

Maybe its hard to really help me without knowing exactly how my home is plumbed, but from my description does anyone have any ideas on how my lack of pressure could occur? One side note, when i was fixing the pipe I had to drill a bit into the wall and some saw dust got into the pipe i cut (i know, i should have covered it), could that have clogged the pipe perhaps?

Anyway, thanks in advance!

bob22 01-13-2012 01:46 PM

Some junk likely is clogging up the aerators and/or the fixture valves. Try aerators first; if they are clean then you'll have to disassemble the faucet valves and anything else that isn't working to clear the debris.

ssbsts 01-13-2012 03:42 PM

@bob22, thanks for the tip. I'll investigate tonight and report back.

ssbsts 01-15-2012 12:31 PM

worked perfect. thanks.

bob22 01-15-2012 12:36 PM

Excellent! Was it an aerator?

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