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notsohandy 12-28-2010 07:15 PM

Giant puddle=big problems?
 
When my husband came home from work today, he discovered a giant puddle on both sides of our mobile home. He crawled underneath and saw no visible leaks and no water except what was aleady on the ground. On the outside right by one of the puddles there is an outside faucet, but I don't see any leaking at all around that area. Where could the water be coming from?

Blue Jay 12-28-2010 07:24 PM

Sounds like a broken pipe under ground. Are you in a park or private property? Depending where a shut off might be ahead of this.

notsohandy 12-28-2010 07:31 PM

we are on private property. The strange thing is that the puddle runs from one side to the other in a somewhat straight line under the home

notsohandy 12-28-2010 07:37 PM

Also, if there was a leak of that size wouldn't the water pressure drop?

Blue Jay 12-29-2010 06:41 PM

I have had a pin hole saturate the ground and make it spongy in the summer months, could be the lay of the ground causing it to puddle. make sure of no water usage in the house and if you have a preasure gage watch it or if not check for cycling of the pump.
Good Luck

nealtw 12-29-2010 08:37 PM

what about the sewer?


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