03:55PM | 11/28/01
Member Since: 01/04/00
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Hi! Actually this is a 2 part problem.My brother in law had a old water treatment or softener system in a work room in his garage that had not been used for at least the 8 years he has been in his home . He wanted to get rid of it and use the room for an office.On the other side of the wall are the washer and dryer. The pipes connected to it were the pipes coming from the water meter and they were going to the washer.

There were 2 lines plus an over flow line ( soft green tubing) We were unaware that there was active water running thru this system and were very lucky because we managed to shut off the main shut off to the house before we flooded the house.

So the first problem is that the faucet at the shut off leaks when turned to the off position and has now progressed to a very slow drip all the time. Maybe 1 drop every 5 minutes. We had to shut if off and on several times

The second problem is the the pipes we disconnected from the system are leaking at a joint of the pipe and at a seal. Is there any way we can fix this leak without having to turn off the water again?


06:59PM | 12/05/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Joan,
Without more info, I'm going to take a stab at this. I think you're talking about a spigot that is leaking. If so before attempting any repairs, yes, you will need to turn off the main valve. If it is the main valve that is leaking, you'll need to turn off the water at the street connection. Honestly, the info you described leaves me a little uncertain about the makeup of your system. At this point I would suggest you obtain the services of a licensed plumber to counsult with you concerning this problem. I believe it would be money well spent.
Luck be with you, Len


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