No hot water on 1st floor. Plenty on 2nd floor

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Old 01-31-04, 01:06 PM
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Question No hot water on 1st floor. Plenty on 2nd floor

The outside temperature today is 2degrees. I live in a townhome. It is not an end unit and I do not have a basement. My problem is that I don't have water flow on the first floor with the hot faucet open. Upstairs is not a problem.

Is there a frozen pipe some where?
 
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Old 01-31-04, 01:25 PM
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Old 01-31-04, 02:46 PM
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Cool

Probably in an outside wall.
 
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Old 01-31-04, 02:51 PM
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I have found that when it get that cold .Like if the kitchen sink is on the out side wall keep the cabinet doors open all the time there.
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Old 02-02-04, 04:45 PM
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Talking Problem identified.

I found the source. The hot water heater is located in the garage. I put a space heater in front of it and in about 15 to 20 minutes, I got hot water flowing as normal. I will look into better insulating the shack with the water heater.

Thank you all for your quick responses.
 
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Old 02-03-04, 10:23 PM
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Re: Problem identified.

Originally posted by carlosee
...hot water heater ...
Hot water tank? Why heat hot water!
 
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Old 02-04-04, 11:24 AM
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My problem is that I don't have water flow on the first floor with the hot faucet open. Upstairs is not a problem

The hot water heater is located in the garage. I put a space heater in front of it and in about 15 to 20 minutes, I got hot water flowing as normal.
Have to heat a hot water tank????Id look at the hot water pipes. How about a heat tape around the pipe for the first floor.

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Old 02-04-04, 03:18 PM
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Its either a hot water tank or a boiler used for hot water heating.

Heating hot water is useless because its already hot.

Anyway is the HWT electric or gas and are any of the lines insulated?
 
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