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I live in Boston MA...
I live in Boston MA the temps are (-0) digress f, actually at this moment it's (1) digress f. Anyhow my question and problem is, I'm only getting one side of the faucets in my dwelling to work. I have 3 full baths and of course a kitchen.
"1'st" I'm getting Hot water in basement lavatory sink, no cold water.
"2'nd" both hot & cold in kitchen sink.
"3'rd" only cold no hot in lav sink's and tub's on both 2nd & 3rd floors.
Checked hot water tank/ heater found pilot lit and burning.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Plumbing
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Given your description a frozen pipe is the most likely culprit. The best things to do are: keep the hot and cold faucet open as long as someone is home and awake, get as much heat into the areas where the piping runs and you can use a hair dryer or a heat gun (basically a hair dryer on steroids) on exposed piping. Leaving the faucets open will minimizes the chances that the pipe will break. A plumber with a pipe thawing machine can thaw out your concealed pipes if the piping is copper.

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