I have had a problem with my kitchen faucet for months now, it seemed
like there was air in the line. I could leave the faucet open and
after a few minutes water would come out.
I have been out of the state for a few months and the water has not
been used since, I returned yesterday and tried the faucet and nothing
comes out at all. I replaced the faucet with a new one today but I
still get no water.
The water is running fine in all the rest of the faucets and toilets
and showers in the house except the one in the kitchen.
I know that at least some water is coming through the supply line
because when I removed the hoses it had water in them.but nothing
through the tap.
I haven't tried removing the hoses and checking the water pressure
through the supply lines yet, I will do that tomorrow night after
My question is this , is there something that could be blocking the
lines, and isn't the cold and hot lines seperate so why would both
lines become clogged?
what is my best option? to call a plumber?
A shut off valve? Check the faucet screen - remove screen and see if
ya clear the faucet water flow?
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Was this water under pressure? Once it started coming out, how did
you stop it? By closing the valve under the sink? Or was it coming
out so slowly, just dribbling out when you bend the hose over that you
didn't have to worry about it. If it's not under at least some
pressure, it might not come out either the old or new faucet.
You're talking about hoses that are only one or two feet long? I
don't think they are clogged. OTOH, if you are sure that the lines
are not frozen, that would be the next logical step. What is the
termperature under the sink, and whereever the water lines come from
before they reach the sink.
Yes, they are separate. But if one could clog, the other could clog
too. If one could freeze, the other could freeze too. The hot water
lines are no warmer than the cold water lines about an hour after you
stop using the hot water.
I don't remember how one is supposed to thaw water lines without
making things worse. If they are in a warmer area now, that will do
it. OTOH, if you've had time to buy a new faucet and install it,
that's got to be an hour. If you had to go out and buy one, that must
be two hours. And then it got to be tomorrow, Sunday, and I guess you
tested before posting. It's night now. Tomorrow will be two days.
Surely if it is warm enough, they will have thawed by then.
If they are cold, don't let them get colder or they might burst. A
friend had a new house, and they ran a water line up the outside wall
near the kitchen door. The first winter, it burst. Turns out they
had put the insulation between the pipe(s?) and the inside wall.so
they got almost as cold as it was outside. The builder paid the
expenses, but probably won't in your case.
Run the hot water in some bathroom until the water gets hot. Then go
to the water heater and feel the out put pipe. Keep moving your hand
until the line splits. Follow both lines. Eventually one will be
very cold. Post back with details.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
If not the faucet itself, it could be the multi turn valves the supply lines
are connected to have clogged. They can be fixed but for $5 you can buy a
new one at HD and put it on yourself. It should be threaded onto a pipe
whether copper or steel pipe. Replace it with a ball valve type and it
won't happen again.
You can get a plumber but it is also a DIY if you have a pipe wrench, some
teflon tape and a little muscle.
Bad flow at hot AND cold? I guess both valves could have worn out together.
Perhaps someone overtightened them at one time.
Ive just gotten my internet back on after getting moved but the
problem was air in the lines. I left the faucet open for @ 15 minutes
one morning and finally the water started running and has been working
fine since then.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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