08:52PM | 04/06/06
Member Since: 04/06/06
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I recently got my home de-winterized and turned on the power and water. I am in the process of fixing a few pinholes in the pipes downstairs and filling nuts on turnoff valves. I have water in the kitchen but low pressure and no water in the upstairs bathroom just a little clunk then nothing. What is wrong and what can I do without calling a plumber, if I do have to call a plumber how much will it cost?

I live in Iowa in 1000 sqft home. Please help.


07:34AM | 04/07/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Suppose I told you I have a Car and I cant seem to get to to start running how much will it cost and I live in NYC?

1- Did I run out of gas?

2- Did the battery die?

3- Did the engine seize

4- Do I have an electrical or starter problem?

Asking how much plumbing will cost sight unseen is a very unfair question to ask anyone.

I have no clue what the licensed plumbers over head is or what kind of life style they want?


07:55AM | 04/07/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Some one could have stolen the engine out of the car. Or in this case the copper pipe out of the walls.


10:02AM | 04/07/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
When plumbing contractors install copper or brass piping in new construction or alterations we cover said piping with cold tar or flashing cement as a thief hates to be bothered cleaning off the tar prior to taking it to a junk dealer.

Many years ago it was common practice to have a helper apply TAR to newly installed copper to prevent two legged animals from ripping out the MONGO


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