Help! I have no water at all upstairs but all OK downstairs. A few days ago I came down to puddles over the kitchen floor - turned out it was the water softener and son disconnected it. I suspect present situation has something to do with that so don''t want to get a plumber out if it''s something I can do myself. Son off to see girlfriend and won''t be back till tonight . . .
I really regret letting STBX do everything now - wish I''d shadowed him a bit more! But at least his new woman has to put up with the filthy temper and the drinking . . .
Look out for isolation valves which tend to be fitted close to taps and machines such as washing machines, dishwashers etc.
On an isolation valve there is a screw on top. The line of the screw should be running in the same direction as the pipe to indicate the flow of water. If it is turned 90 degrees it will stop the flow of water.
I saw your post when there were no replies but had nothing useful suggest and didn''t want to get your hopes up by replying!
Glad you sorted it - and I know just how you feel. Just about everything in my house has fallen to bits in the last year and I have posted on here to get some advice. I have learnt a lot (and also learnt to live with some things as they are e.g. cannot justify replacing the dishwasher when repossession is around the corner, even if I do have a house full of lodgers and one way or another seem to be doing all the washing up!!)
I have also learnt how generous and kind some people can be, even if they are perfect strangers. Sad that they are doing more for me and the children than their father, but heartening in a way.
And we will become stronger and more capable - yay!!