07:07PM | 01/04/01
Member Since: 12/26/00
3 lifetime posts
Recently I bought an older home. I ripped the kitchen out, and put shut off valves in the kitchen. Then I moved to the bathroom, to put a shut off valve on the toilet. Messed up with fittings and it leaked. Strange thing is it's hot water!! Now I can trace the cold water from the kitchen to the toilet. It is the same pipe, so what the heck is going on?


03:56AM | 01/05/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If you can touch the pipe at various points along the way back to the kitchen, see at what point it becomes hot. That will help you determine the problem.
If you flush the toilet a couple of times in a row, is the water in the tank hot or just warm? If it's just slightly warm, I'd say it's getting warmed along the way. But if it's hot, then the plumbing is wrong.


06:16PM | 01/09/01
Member Since: 12/26/00
3 lifetime posts
Thanx for the help- The hot water line must be right next to cold and it had sat for a while. Definately cold water to toilet! What a scare!


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