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Old 01-17-2013, 05:18 PM
SiXSwordS SiXSwordS is offline
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Water Wont Come Back On

I recently had a new water heater installed. After installation, all of the faucets spit and ran dark for about twenty seconds and then worked as normal.

The exception is the bathroom sink faucet. The hot water spat a bit, but no hot OR cold water.... I checked the shutoffs under the sink (although no one went under there) and I checked for another shutoff between the hot water heater and the bathroom.

I'm stumped. I can't figure out why the cold water would be affected at all, and even the hot water is working at all other faucets.

Any insights?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Sal Ammoniac Sal Ammoniac is offline
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Something of a wild guess, but is it possible the pipes froze? Where are you and what's the weather been like?
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:08 PM
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WI.... so Cold.

But the other faucets are running... And it's an interior line.

But I'll run a hair dryer on the lines anyway.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:39 PM
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I wonder if the faucet strainer got clogged with rust and crap since the water ran dark and spitty after being turned back on. Try unscrewing the strainer and cleaning the screens.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:25 AM
Fir na tine Fir na tine is offline
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I wonder if the faucet strainer got clogged with rust and crap since the water ran dark and spitty after being turned back on. Try unscrewing the strainer and cleaning the screens.
MemoryDump is probably correct. With modern faucets, the faucet itself is the only place where hot and cold meet. Strainers get plugged fairly easily. Unscrew it, flush out the debris and then put it back on - after running both hot and cold for a few minutes to flush the lines.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:50 PM
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Nailed It!

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I wonder if the faucet strainer got clogged
I didn't get a chance to work on this until just now, but a couple of twists with that channel locks and some rinsing and I'm back in business.

Thanks everyone!

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