No water coming from the loundry room lines

Old 05-14-11, 07:58 PM
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No water coming from the loundry room lines

There is (hot-cold) water everywhere in the two story (3/3) five years old duplex in Florida (with no freezing pipes or temperatures). Everything looks new and was properly checked including valves at the water heater. Outside meter replaced and pressure reducer valve checked and readjusted. Faucets OK. When the cold line is back flushed with neighbor's water supply (after cutting off my main line), water is not coming from the outside spigots but from the hot line in the same laundry room, and vice-versa. A plumber was unable to solve the problem after cutting the walls, leaving a major mess, and charge 350 dollars for it. He wanted to do a major surgical “bypass:” by bringing water from another point and charge an extra 500 bucks. Please help! It must be a logical reason for that problem and then, somebody must have an intelligent solution for it. Or it is a dead end?
Old 05-14-11, 08:14 PM
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So you have your meter off and are trying to feed you system from a neighbors system, correct? ( Why?)

And what you are saying is you have no water?

Why are you going from the hot line first of all? If feeding house to house you should feed on the cold.

First verify you are getting water from the neighbor. make sure you get water out of the hose before you hook it up.

You are Hooking to and from washing machine valves?

We need alittle more info, but sounds interesting as to why you are doing this.

The only reason I used to do it was to get homeowners water for when we were replacing the water service to the street.

Mike NJ

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