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Frozen pipes - help needed ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mojo12345, 8 Feb 2021.

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    2C0369B6-CAAC-4E6B-9CDA-5730458F9685.jpeg 7FA1838F-4A65-489C-B2A4-72F42A17D441.jpeg Hi everyone I just tried to use hot water tap in kitchen and no water came out I think my pipes have frozen, I’m thinking the pipe to the water tank is frozen, I’ve been in the loft and checked the water tank has not filled up the stop cock is down, so I’m guessing. The cold water feed is frozen, what is the best thing to do just wait for temperature to go up and let unfreeze naturally, my loft is very cold any help would be appreciated thank you
     
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    Before doing anything, find the house main stop cock, and make sure you can turn it off if there are issues in your loft.
    Then, check those visible pipes for splitting and if they seem ok, gently raise the temperature with a hair dryer or similar.
    John :)
     
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    Thank you
     
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    you might consider cleaning out that tank while you're up there.

    Also, measure it so you can buy a lid

    And invest in some pipe lagging.

    Order it quickly, because by the end of the day lots of shops will be sold out.

    The "byelaws" grade is thicker and better, if it will fit. You can cut it with a serrated breadknife. Tape joins and bends.

    https://www.wickes.co.uk/search?text=pipe+lagging
     
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    Thank you so much for the advice I actually brought the house a year ago and in 2 weeks time I’m getting the water tank changed to the black poly tank with lid , didn’t expect the pipe to freeze, the previous owner didn’t put any insulation on pipes
     
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    Hi all I use the hairdryer and melted the ice and pipes and got it working thank so much for the advice glad I’m having it all changed I’m 2 weeks time
     
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    That float valve is not frozen, it's buggered.

    Andy
     
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    Lol it was frozen but it’s also buggered will be changed soon at least the hairdryer came useful for something as I’m bold it’s not used at all haha
     
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    Are you sure float valve mechanism hasn't seized?
    Looks full of limescale to me.
     
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