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Shut off valve hotwater tank. it is brass, and flexes slightly with the access water pressure wanting to enter your tank, it may need to be replaced soon. i…t also may have some calcium depostit building up on the valve inside.
Why would the cold water work fine but the hot water shuts off completely as soon as it gets slightly warm after installing a new sink and water lines and faucet in a bathroom?
Answer THE FOLLOWING ARE SUGGESTIONS; I BELIEVE THE ANTI SCALD VALVE (IF EQUIPPED) MAY BE DEFECTIVE. THIS VALVE IS A DEVICE WHICH USUALLY ADJUSTS THE… TEMPERATURE OF THE WATER COMING OUT OF THE FAUCET SO AS TO PREVENT A SCALD. HENCE THE NAME ANTI SCALD. AS I UNDERSTAND IT TO BE, THE VALVE USUALLY DECREASES OR GOVERNS THE HOT WATER SIDE. IT IS USUALLY PRESET FROM THE FACTORY, UNLESS YOU HAVE A TYPE THAT NEEDS TO BE SET. MOST BETTER FAUCETS NOWADAYS COME WITH THAT FEATURE. CHECK WITH THE MANUFACTURER TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE THAT FEATURE. DURING INSTALLATION, YOU MAY HAVE ALSO CAUSED AN OBSTRUCTION WITHIN THE HOT WATER INLET, BE IT A PIECE OF TEFLON TAPE OR PLUMBERS PUTTY, ETC. THE ITEM OBSTRUCTING MAY BE FORCED TOWARDS THE VALVE AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME OR EXPANDING WITH THE INCREASE OF TEMPERATURE CAUSING THE WATER TO STOP. GOOD LUCK.
Answer The hot water valve should always be open, so the hot water can exit the heater into the system. If your actually meaning opening the dra…in valve on the bottom of theater, the water in the heater will drain, starting with the hot water stored there, and then the cold water that is entering the tank to replace it will simplt flow out the bottom before being heated. Dpending on where the heater is located will denepnd on how much of a mess the ensuing flood will be.
If there are no valves under the bathroom sink, there are three other possibilities: There will be a valve on the line between your water heater and the sink.There will be a …valve on the main line that comes into your house. If you have a basement, check along the wall on the side that is nearest to the street, as this is where the line comes in. There will also be a valve on the water meter, which is found at your property line near the street. The access will always have a steel cover, which is sometimes as large as a manhole. In any case, all that it takes is a good pair of pliers to turn off the valve.
I am just getting that done right now and the plumber is charging $100/valve and I am told that is at a big discount! I wasted money on Medical School!
The cost to replace the water shut of valve varies based on if it is to a sink, toilet, hose, or the entire house as well as the type of pipe used. They can range from twe…nty dollars to around a hundred dollars.
The valve seat or washer on the main valve are not seating/sealing properly.
If they won't get stepped on, smashed, or freeze, should be alright.
You need to install a Water Hammer Arrestor. You can purchase types that attach to the supply connection of the fixture that is having the problem. Usually these can be instal…led by inexperienced home owners. Check your local Home Improvement Store or Hardware store. Also the sales associate should be able to show you how to install them.
the hot water valve shut off valve shuts off the hot water. The cold water valve shuts off the cold water. ;()
No water to outside faucet - have checked for shut off valve to this faucet and removed the whole spigot assembly and still cannot get water flow?
If you have steel pipes, they can be rusted inside to the point they plug. If you took the spigot assembly off this means there was just the pipe showing. If you just took the… handle and stem out, the stem may have broke and the end with the threads and washer is still screwed in the base. If you can see the plumbing line inside the house, follow it back to the first junction. Steel pipe tends to rust more at the fittings.
Depends. City water, house with a basement, it should be on the wall closest to the street. Could be anywhere in the length of the wall and probably about 4 feet down from the… top of the wall. If not there, beside the water heater. City water on a slab, almost always at the floor beside the water heater. Water from a well, either at the well or on the wall closest to the well. For any of these, find the cold water line to the water heater and follow it back to the shut off valve. The water heater tends to be the first thing the water line goes to.
40 degrees, 50 degrees or 70 degrees according to the temperature selected.
You have shut off all the water to a residence.
Only if it has a WOG rating that is with in the design of the system
Most newer cars do NOT HAVE A HEATER SHUT-OFF VALVE. The water continually flows into the heater core inside the passenger cabin and is regulated by a series of 'doors' that d…irect the air-flow over either the evap. core (for A/C) or the heater core for heat. . A broken or leaking heater core is a mess and very expensive to replace. The whole dash has to come out: glove box, dash pad, cigarette lighter, ashtray, all of that lousy fake walnut trim, etc. It takes almost 8 hours just for the 'teardown' to get to the faulty heater core that is probably leaking fluid onto the floorboard on the passenger side. Plus, since all of that crap is PLASTIC with little lock-down tabs, you WILL break a great many and there is not a glue made on the face of the earth that will repair automotive plastic. (That's how they make MONEY.) So, get a bunch of Velcro, a whole roll - you'll need it all if you begin to attempt this repair. At $95 per hour at a dealership, the 'teardown' cost is $760. Expect to pay around $1,800 for a heater core. If you have an independent shop have at it - INSIST ON A GENUINE FACTORY PART. (I once had them use an aftermarket heater core and it failed three months later, so I got hosed for a very large sum of money, since the original guy that did the work was two states away.) . There are two cheap fixes: 1) go buy a VISE-GRIP pliers and clamp down the hose leading from the engine to the heater core, try to find ones with FLAT surfaces on the pliers. 2) Cut the line (from the engine to the heater core and install a manual heater shut-off valve that will prevent the flow of coolant. Check out a bone yard, but MEASURE how big your heater hoses are FIRST, since different cars have different sixes of hoses.
You should pour bleach down the pipe.