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Old 02-03-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Hi,

Can anyone help me? I have water coming out cold just fine. No water at all is coming out on hot water side! What could be wrong?

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Most likely the faucet itself - I've seen the workings of them come apart before and block one side or the other.

Do your other faucets work on hot?

You could check pretty quickly on most faucets - there's usually a shut off valve and a quick-connector under the sink - put a pot under the shut off valve, turn off the valve, then crack the quick-connector loose - slowly turn it back on... if you get water, you need a faucet... or a rebuild kit for your faucet...
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Cold enough up here for frozen pipes. I had the same thing happen to me when I first moved here and thought, "Naw. It can't get THAT cold."

Yes. It could.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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A frozen pipe leading FROM the hot water heater would be pretty unlikely, and in the Phoenix area, it hasn't been THAT cold.
If the hot water hasn't been run all night then the hot water supply pipe would be just as likely to freeze as the cold assuming it wasn't anywhere near the water heater. Plus, the cold water is more likely to have run during the night because of toilet flushes which could have prevented from freezing.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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The water heater spewing water just happened to a friend's older townhouse, so it can get that cold here....much to my surprise, also. Wow..and to think I was naive enough to think I left this behind in Illinois....
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Wow..and to think I was naive enough to think I left this behind in Illinois....
It's probably even worse here because our houses just aren't built to handle this kind of cold.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and no where
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The water heater spewing water just happened to a friend's older townhouse, so it can get that cold here....much to my surprise, also. Wow..and to think I was naive enough to think I left this behind in Illinois....
I visited Chicago during the holidays. It was warmer in Chicago after Christmas than Phoenix! It was about 45 - 50 degrees in Chicago, and it literally melted all the snow even at night. At the same time it was around 27-30 degrees in Phoenix. Crazy stuff!
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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The water heater spewing water just happened to a friend's older townhouse, so it can get that cold here....much to my surprise, also. Wow..and to think I was naive enough to think I left this behind in Illinois....
That usually doesn't happen here from cold... old water heaters just fail from all the sediment that gets trapped in the bottom, all the water comes out, and presto, hot water tank is empty.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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Hi, I just bought a house and ran into the same problem. We have cold water just fine, and it's not just that we don't have hot water, we have NO water coming from the hot water sides of all of the faucets- at all! After spending a ridiculous amount of time on the phone with SW Gas, the guy who built our house, and a plumber, the plumber finally determined the valve on the hot water heater that lets water in and out is completely off! That's what we thought all along bc of there being no water whatsoever coming from the hot water side... Only thing is, since SW Gas lit the pilot light you can't just turn on the valve and let water shoot in. You have to completely turn off the gas and let it cool off, then you can turn on the water and re- light the pilot. SHEESH! Hope this helps....
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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If the hot water hasn't been run all night then the hot water supply pipe would be just as likely to freeze as the cold assuming it wasn't anywhere near the water heater. Plus, the cold water is more likely to have run during the night because of toilet flushes which could have prevented from freezing.
I know this is an old thread that got bumped, but hot water pipes often freeze faster than cold water pipes in the winter. The fact that a cold water pipe doesn't freeze isn't necessarily because there was water running through it, and not the hot water pipe.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:17 AM
 
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Call a plumber....I once had a hot water heater blow up on me when I tried to re-lite the pilot. And water doesn't freeze on one side only...Your water heater may just need to be replaced, or pilot is out. Call a professional. Gas or electric...if you aren't aware of things like that...don't mess with them...Call.
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