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I need to fix a couple pinhole leaks in some older pipes in our farm house and someone suggested ePipe relining and told me to check out http://www.epipeinfo.com to get some info. I looked at the site last night and it looked good but am still unsure about the process. Anyone have any experience fixing their pipe leaks this way?Thanks for any input.
I really think it depends on how many leaks we are talking about? If its just a couple the above posters are right, but are you talking some serious leaks throughout the house that would require tearing up of walls, etc. the latter wild obviously be very costly and then you could look more into pipe restoration with relining. You can find some more info about what you're asking about here: http://www.restoremypipes.com
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
These pumps are activated by a flow valve on the incoming pipe. You should fine a small device, with a cable leading from it, attached to the incoming pipe on the pump. This device is a switch that is activated by the movement of a magnet that is held inside the pipe - the magnet is in a captive housing inside the pipe and is moved by the flow of water through the pipe. When a flow is detacted the magnet moves slightly within its housing and that activates the switch that is strapped onto the outside of the pipe.
So, either you are experiencing a flow that is unexpected or unknown (leaking outlet somewhere) or the intenal component of the flow switch is faulty, The latter can happen if some foreign material has got into your system and is causing the magnet not to fully return to the 'off' position.
You can disconnect the pump and remove the flow switch component to inspect and clean it. That process should be fairly intuitive.
If I can be of any further help please respond with a comment.
Posted on Feb 10, 2011
The correct way to repair this is to repipe the line. If you can't do that, your local hardware may have an epoxy putty that will hold against water pressure. I would only recommend that if the leak is between two pieces of PVC piping. If the leak is where the pump meets the PVC, I would recommend repiping the discharge.
Posted on Jul 06, 2011
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