no hot water , but there is cold !=?

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Old 02-21-11, 06:39 AM
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no hot water , but there is cold !=?

********************UPDATE**************

I think that this next bit of info is of importance .
in short .
kitchen sink mixer on hot = trickling cold water out from the faucet .
now in the bathroom the mixer is on hot and nothing comes out of the faucet .
ok, now we know this , but here is the information .
When the bathroom sink mixer is all the way on hot and open ( of course )
if i go out to the kitchen and move the mixer from HOt to mixed hot and cold, cold water starts rushing out from the bathroom sink when the bathroom mixer is still open on HOT ?
is this helpful !=?
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HI , this is my first post here .
I really need some advice before i call in the professionals .
I'll try to give as much information as i can .
i live in a house .
we have our own well .
pump house is working just fine , i checked the relief valve ? and water went 20+ meters in the sky .
there is water into the electric water heater .
There is Cold water in the shower , bathroom sink & kitchen sink .
we have 1 handle mixers for the kitchen & bathroom sink & shower

when i move the mixer lever to the hot water side ( kitchen sink ) a trickle of cold water comes out but not Hot or even warm .
no water at all when trying this in the bathroom sink .
and when trying this with the shower only a trickle of cold comes out .

Now i live in Sweden out on the Archipelago and it has been very cold the last few weeks .-27c the last few days and todays high is -6c..
with that said we leave the water trickling out from the bathroom sink and the same for the kitchen sink and everything has been working just fine thru all the cold weather . last night i tried the shower and there wasn't any hot water coming out . and the same from the above with the kitchen sink and bathroom sink .

I thought the pipe were frozen . so i started with boiling water and wrapping towels over the exposed pipes under the water heater . nothing happened , as far as hot water.
im really happy if anyone could give some help/suggestions .


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Old 02-21-11, 09:50 AM
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anyone with any ideas ?=
I found the reset switch and pressed that . no change
the faucet is on the hot water side and nothing is coming out but a trickle and its ICE cold .
ben down there for hours with boiling water and wrapping the area that has exposed pipes and nothing .
turned open the pressure valve and boiling hot water , water came out of the pressure valve and then turned to ice cold .
not much came out .
could this be the signs of a frozen pipe or a blockage in the line somewhere ?

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/T
 
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Old 02-21-11, 10:46 AM
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Sorry for your predicament and the lack of responses. Today is a Federal holiday here in the states, so some of our experts may not be around much.

I really don't have any advice for you....but it does appear there's a blockage or frozen pipe somewhere. If you know your piping layout, you might try disconnecting somewhere near the water heater (btw, gas, electric, or ??) and check the flow?

It's possible something has broken loose and clogged the output of the heater.
 
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Old 02-21-11, 10:59 AM
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timotimo : there is water into the electric water heater .
it's clock 20:00 now . i wont have the time until tomorrow to check it out .
when i do , i'll look at the pipe i can remove and check for water flow . as i also suspect that its a blockage ..
but we shall see .

PS: Didn't know it was a holiday in the U.S.A , my apologies..
Cheers
/T
 
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Old 02-21-11, 11:00 AM
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If it is frozen and you are getting a trickle leave the water running. Moving water shoul thaw the line out.

The reason you get water out the hot in the bathroom when you turn the kitchen on is the cold water is going back though the hot line. So we know the hot line from the kitchen to bath is not blocked. So your issue is where the hot comes in to the kitchen or bath to the HWH.

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Old 02-21-11, 12:47 PM
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Great ,thanks for the information. What would be the next step in this matter ?
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/T
 
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Old 02-21-11, 01:11 PM
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Keep the faucet open. If you get a trickle it will thaw out. I dont know what space your pipes are in but if a uncondition crawl space the a torpedo type heater aimed in the opening will raise the temp to thaw out the pipes. Does not take long. 20 minutes.......

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Old 02-23-11, 06:47 AM
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hi again .. the problem is solved .
i found out that where i first suspected a frozen line was, but i didn't feel underneath the insulation . that is where there was about 20cm of frozen pipe . the insulation works both to keep the frost in and out . didn't think about that . a few minutes with hot towels on the frozen part , and BANG it was running out boiling .
thanks for all the replies -

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Old 02-23-11, 07:32 AM
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Insulation should be between the exterior and the pipe. Removing it from the interior side will help as it will allow the warmer interior air to circulate.

Glad you got it fixed.
 
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