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Old 01-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Suddenly this morning, I have no hot water from my bathroom sink. There is hot water everywhere else. I disconnected the faucet from the supply pipe and there is no hot water from the pipe. Can the shut off valve suddenly fail? The shower has hot water and it appears to be after the sink in the supply line.

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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Any possibility of a frozen pipe?

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Old 01-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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I don't think so. It is upstairs and all the pipes are in the (warm) house.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:06 AM   #4
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Have you shut off the shut off valve to that fixture---unscrews the feed line and the opened the valve to see if the faucet is plugged up?
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Sorry--I reread you post--you tried that---Turn off water to the house--remove the shut off valve and see if water dribbles out.
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But there is no water from the supply line--before the faucet. Can the shut off valve between the supply line and the faucet suddenly get clogged up or fail?
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:13 AM   #7
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I was afraid you'd you say that. More work than I was hoping for !!
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Two likely possibilities----frozen pipe or some crap is lodged in the shut off--
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How old is the house? Copper--steel--plastic pipe?
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The house is from the 70's-copper pipe. I can't get the stupid shut off valve off. I will keep working on it. It is really hard to turn on and off, so I am inclined to think it could be gunked up???
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Best to have a spare on hand and just plan on changing it--get a 1/4 turn ball valve--Brass Craft is a good brand---Post a puctire if you need help --often ,if it is a compression valve, you can leave the old nut and ferrule and install the new one using the old nut---

To remove an old compression valve two crescent wrenches are needed--one to hold the valve--the other to turn the nut--
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Got the valve off and replaced it. Still no water. There is hot water coming out of a faucet before the one not working and one after it. ???mystery??? that doesn't make sense to me.
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The only thing that has changed is the weather----but you said that there is no possibility of that--correct?

I'm at a loss on this one---
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so now I suddenly have water again. Weird. I don't think it was frozen as the pipes appear to all be in the house, which is warm. Granted the bathroom upstairs is in a dormer (Cape Cod style house) but the pipes are up the middle of the house and actually right near the main route for the natural gas forced air.

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