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Old 02-24-2011, 08:42 PM  
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You could always sneak next door and turn on their front faucet and watch your meter to see if it spins quicker.


 
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:42 AM  
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I'm going to attack a similar problem this weekend and have been reading this thread. One thing I plan to do is to shut off the supply to the hot water heater to see if I can isolate the circuit where the leak is --- hot or cold. I'm not sure what I'll do with that information yet but it may give me a clue as to where to look next.


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Old 02-25-2011, 10:02 AM  
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It's very similar to working out a vehicle electrical short. Isolate and separate! It's still a big ol' PITA! Good luck!
 
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:45 PM  
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sure is strange, the client must be going nuts by now
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sure is strange, the client must be going nuts by now
Surprisingly he's not to concerned.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:39 AM  
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Just to throw out another idea, I once worked on an "unable to locate" leak in a home and after hours of crawling around, I discovered a small pinhole leak in the clear poly tubing leading to the fridge ice maker. It appears the constant vibration against the wall rubbed the hose in such a way the leak could not be seen, and it sprayed directly on the wall, down the baseboard, and into a seam in the concrete.
 
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:22 AM  
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I suspect my ultrasonic leak detector would have located a leak after pressurizing the piping. Unless like you mentioned its a leaking PRV with the outlet buried in the ground somewhere.

That's the only thing I can think of. The interior piping layout just doesn't appear to be in a slab.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:29 PM  
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if the leak starts and stops it is not a pinhole leak....
You are barking up the wrong tree....

Pinholes leak continuously....
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:33 PM  
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I'm sorry Mr. Redwood for "barking" but since there are two people on this thread with a similar problem, I was just throwing out various ideas, because many people have various leaks, and it may just help someone else who have come into this forum for help.//
 
 
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You have checked for an automatic built in sprinkler system?


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