No water after shutoff reopened


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Old 06-27-18, 07:09 PM
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No water after shutoff reopened

I turned off the cold water supply to my basement bathroom while on vacation. Reason is the shower Keeps dripping even when off. So today I turn the valve back on and the toilet has water running to it but none for the sink nor the shower. Hot water runs through for sink and shower but no cold on either. Any ideas or am I stuck getting a plumber? I planned to take the cold water valve off for the sink supply but did not yet. Also would not explain why the shower has no water. In supply order from the shutoff valve the toilet comes first. Then sink then shower. This does not supply anything else to the house as it is in the basement. Thanks for any thoughts!
 
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Old 06-28-18, 01:47 AM
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I would start by taking the valve (the one you turned off) apart -- after shutting off the water upstream, and go from there. And there may be some debris lodged somewhere downstream of it.
 
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Old 06-28-18, 03:50 AM
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My guess is you have an obstruction in the water supply pipe between the toilet tee and the sink tee. Look for a elbow (45 or 90 degrees) in the supply line between the two tees. After shutting off the house water supply, remove the supply line from the toilet side of the elbow and remove the obstruction, Reconnect the supply line to elbow. Turn the water supply on and should be good to go.
 
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Old 06-28-18, 09:40 AM
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Yeah may be an obstruction but I will have to remove the whole valve for the toilet to be able to clear anything. Was thinking to remove that valve and the valve under the sink then try to back flush it from the sink towards the toilet. Anyone tried this? Not sure how to prevent it from flushing toward the shower more either.
 
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Old 06-28-18, 03:23 PM
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Problem solved. Iím a moron. Thought I had the hot water shutoff opened but no. Also thought the left handle was hot but itís not (Ofcourse). So hot water valve open and everything works.. duh. So thanks for your help you two. Let this be a lesson to no one except me. This is what I get for going for vacation for a week and shutting off my mind. I turn into a vegetable.
 
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Old 06-28-18, 03:28 PM
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Many of us call that a senior moment. Glad you worked it out.
 
 

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