I came home yesterday to find that my master bathroom had no water
pressure or water incoming to either the shower or tub. The toilet
and double vanity sink is receiving and delivering water, no problem.
I live in the Dallas metro area, so the temperature has not dropped
anywhere near that of freezing, which has left me perplexed.
I tried my Daughters suggestion of leaving the faucet open, in hopes
that it may force whatever might be blocking the flow to dislodge.
I also thought there may have been air in the line from somewhere.
Before I spend an arm and a leg contacting a plumber, can anyone give
me an idea of what my problem might be?
Distraught in Dallas
On Apr 6, 10:06 am, snipped-for-privacy@Hotmail.com wrote:
Haller's suggestion is a possibility but most strange if it is both
hot and cold as that takes two, not one. I'm at a loss for the
complete blockage at two locations myself unless they're somehow a
common feed with an external to the controls at the end point
temperature-regulating device which seems farfetched too...
a friends son had a few minutes once unsupervised.
turned hot water tank to vacation, flipped furnace service switch to
off, and closed 2 valves shutting off all water to kitchen, parents
report he had 5 minutes of freedom.....
busy boy he was........
this happened as they were leaving on trip in freezing weather. at
last minute the trip got cancelled.
otherwise when they got home their pipes would of burst
I have a friend who has two children. When the girl was 2, whenever
she found keys, she would run and throw them in the toilet.
She would also go into the bathroom, lock the door, stop up the sink
and turn on the faucets, happily letting the sink overflow. I gather
she did this several times before or maybe after they disabled the
With her bate fingers, she would unscrew the screws holding on the
handles I think it was of the kitchen drawers, so the handles fell off
when they tried to open the drawers.
Now she is 25 or 30 and has two children. The 4-year old boy I gather
is normal. But the 2-year old girl does some of the same things she
used to do.
Are the shower and tub two separate units, or is the shower in the tub area?
Is the later, it a single handle faucet or two separate faucets for cold
and hot, and how do you select whether the water comes out of the shower
head or the tub spout?
Tell us a bit more and we can offer more intelligent answers.
On 6 Apr 2007 08:06:29 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@Hotmail.com wrote:
Don't ever do that. If perchance the water did get back to normal, it
would run endlessly, while you're in the back yard, or out of the
house altogether. You can't count on overflows to take up the
Maybe someone did turn the water off elsewhere, and he will come back
and turn it on again, not knowing the faucets have been left on.
Mayyybe it would be ok to leave the faucet open just a bit. That
would still leave pelnty of room for the air to get out, and if the
overflow worked at all, which you probably haven't tested in years, it
would be able to take the excess once the tub filled. You have a
separate shower stall? I guess you have tested that drain.
You would hear the hissing of the air, especially if you close the
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