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cjh1, Jul 11, 8:30pm
Anyone in sockburn got no water?


debs10, Jul 11, 8:32pm
You sure its "no water" and not frozen pipes?

shakirafan, Jul 11, 8:38pm
Your pipes will be frozen.

cjh1, Jul 11, 8:41pm
Yeah apparently lot of calls this morning so have to wait an hour. Fun

flyingpencil, Jul 11, 9:06pm
So is it no water? I am in Hoon Hay and not had this problem before?

cjh1, Jul 11, 9:07pm
Council told me to call back in hour coz they think frozen pipes

cjh1, Jul 11, 9:09pm
Doubt it's cold enough for frozen pipes

jonners2013, Jul 11, 9:12pm
could try talking to your neighbours

cjh1, Jul 11, 9:14pm
We seem to be only one. Yes but we have had several -5 nights and not frozen

flyingpencil, Jul 11, 10:02pm
Mine was frozen pipe - but luckily just a small section that is exposed outside. Have unthawed it and am back on. Off to placemakers for lagging!

tygertung, Jul 11, 10:36pm
It has to below zero for quite a long time before the frost will get below the ground.

moodybleu, Jul 11, 10:40pm
Last time we had -5 the pipes froze at mine. left a tap dripping last night and that seems to work.

flyingpencil, Jul 12, 3:52am
We used to do that in the UK. Moving water less likely to freeze.

supersapper, Jul 12, 8:56pm
No water for me this morning so I am presuming frozen pipes. I'm glad there was plenty in the jug so I can make a hot drink while I wait :)

klc1, Jul 12, 9:39pm
We don't have any water from cold tap in Mairehau. Has happened a few times before over the years. Comes right later in the day.

annie30a, Jul 12, 10:26pm
If your house has cold water pipes in the roofspace, this is where the water can be freezing, not outside underground. This can happen during Severe frosts, which we are having some of lately.

lovecats1, Jul 12, 10:41pm
we had the same prob with no hot water we are in Bromley frozen pipes apparently sme thing happened yesterday in the morning then came right after awhile , think some one was out there fixing problem

chew01, Jul 12, 10:51pm
Our little hot water cylinder for the kitchen froze this morning - nothing at all came out. Its in the ceiling. Seems to be ok now. The cold water tap (which is direct from the bore) was fine.

lm446, Jul 13, 12:12am
Dont use the HW until pipes unfreeze, as you can damage the cylinder.

planespotterhvn, Jul 13, 12:26am
A good concept to use for ceiling pipes is to unlag them, remove the ceiling unsulation from directly below them and place the ceiling batts over the pipes to enable house heat to keep the pipes warm. Use extra batts to fill any gaps that may result.

kacy5, Jul 13, 12:29am
Rural here and for the first time in many years we had no water, that was at 2am. It took until 11-30 to run. With heavy white frosts the past few days the water has been fine so last nights must have been a beauty.

harrislucinda, Jul 13, 3:13am
2 mornings now no water come thru about 11 -30

bobin55, Jul 13, 3:52am
Spare a thought for those of us who have to work in it#####

kacy5, Jul 13, 6:01am
Outside? Won't be long and we will be grizzling how windy/hot it is.

kacy5, Jan 11, 3:36pm
Just been out to cover pipes and pump INSIDE the hay shed. First time ever but I don't want to wait for water to flow in the morning. I shall run it periodically during the night as I do when expecting a hard frost but forgot last night and when I tried at 2am it was too late despite bath, shower and basins turned on to try and clear it. Sunny windless days are worth it though.

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