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How to repair a water pipe leak under a concreat slab

Leak under a concreat slab

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Things to consider are cut and replace -1. Concrete saw the affected area replace and re-concrete (impact hammer is another option but a concrete saw is neater and you can control the cut better.. 2. You can bypass the pipe. 3. Dig under the slab - you obviously would need to be near an edge.

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Why is their about 15 gallons of water built up under my house within a couple of days, but no visible leaks?


Drain pipes might go under the ground. You have slab leak. Plumber will figure it out, or check blue prints of Your house if You have those(will show You "What Where")

Jan 29, 2015 | Plumbing

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Water meter keeps running. When I turn off the water supply to the hot water tank the needle on the water meter stops, does that mean that I have a leak in the hot water pipe coming out of tge tank.


Yes you have a leak on hot pipe or TP overflow tube.
Put ear against pipe to listen for sound of running water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#listen
If TP valve goes into drain line, check if water is running down TP overflow tube.
Check each faucet for leaks.
If pipes are under slab, put ear against each faucet to determine which faucet is closest to broken pipe.

Mar 23, 2013 | Water Heaters

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My water heater runs constantly lately and i noticed water at my property line and around half my house. i can't tell where the leak is coming from. house is on slab. i am afraid to ask. the floor...


Does the hot-water line running from the heater go into / under the slab before going back into the house?

Or does the pressure relief valve drain line on the water heater go into / under the slab ?

It could be as simple as a faulty pressure relief valve on the heater (which would be the most likely of the two possibilities). When the water heats, the pressure builds in the tank, the water flows out the faulty pressure relief valve and down the drain line under the slab.

A plumber would be the person to call.

Charlie

Feb 19, 2011 | Kitchen Ranges

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I have the exact same problem, house is only 6 years old, two handel faucet, Ive turned off the cold side to eliminate it, turn on hot and have to run at full blast and it takes a full 10 minutes to get to...


You have a clog in the water line?
Or a faulty check valve or mixing valve?

Add a comment and say how you fixed the problem, or add more information about size of pipes.
It seems like the cold water is getting into the hot water line somehow. There is no other explanation, as much as I can see from 800+ miles away.
If you have crossover on a single-handled faucet where the cartridge is bad, that can cause this problem.
Slab house can have plumbing in attic. It can be a chore to drop poly pipe down into walls, but it can be done with angle drill. Assuming walls are 8 foot high and pipes can be easily dropped to sink level where the sheetrock is removed and new pipes tied into sinks and tubs.
This kind of DIY project would take a couple weeks working a few hours each night when temps cool off, depending on size of house and number of affected faucets.
I live in Houston on a slab and ran my pipes in the attic when I built the house. Of course I worry about broken pipes collapsing the ceiling and filling the house with water, which happened to lots of homes one year when temps dropped to 4 below. I was in the painting business at that time, which was a boon to business for a few weeks.

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The bathtub drain pipe [below the tub] is cracked is there any easy fix without removing tub, etc  it maybe could be reached by cutting out part of the adjacent wall otherwise, the water spills onto...


You can do all your fixin underneath where you say it is leaking on the slab if there is room for you to crawl under why remove the tube, more trouble than it is worth.

Jul 18, 2010 | Home

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My drain pipe has a leak


Tighten all connections first and see if you have a problem. If you still have the leak, then dry the piping under the sink (using a towel) from the sink downwards. Then fill the sink with water and then get under the sink and open the drain. Use a flashlight and feel for moisture with your hands. Start at the bottom of the leak and work your way upwards until you find the area where the leak is occurring. Often leaks appear to be at the bottom of the pipe but the leak can occur as high as the sink drain seal. Be sure to check the back of the piping for leaks. Once you find the leak, you can then determine the course of action to repair the leak.

Dec 29, 2009 | Home

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Combi boiler loosing water pressure in heating system no visible leaks i have heating pipes under a concreat floor carpets not damp and no con- densation on my windows the pressure drop is over...


There is a 15mm pipe from the pressure relief valve which should so through to the outside. These valves are prone to leak after time. Look at the end [outside] of this pipe. Wet = leak from valve

Dec 20, 2009 | Water Heaters

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We live in a slab home. We have been noticing a order that smells like sewage. It is mainly coming from the floor heating vents in the kitchen and in the back laundry room. Is there a way to find out...


some where under your slab your sewer pipe has broken. most times you must cut away the concrete floor and explore for damaged pipes.

Jul 23, 2009 | Plumbing

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