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risqibzniz

01:39PM | 02/12/06
Member Since: 02/11/06
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Bvplumbing
I have a water leak and I can't find it. My water bill is double what it should be every month. I've replaced washers and even faucets that were not dripping, checked toilets for leaks, walked the property looking for a wet spot and I can't find anything. When I turn off the water supply at the meter, the meter still turns. It turns slowly, but it does turn. Someone with as much knowledge as me suggested that the meter could be bad. Is this possible or are there other suggestions for finding the leak? I really can't afford to pay a plumber (single mom with kids) to spend hours looking for a leak if this is something that I can do myself. I'm at my wits end and will have to call a plumber if there are no alternatives.

Thanks, risqibzniz

Sylvan

03:09PM | 02/12/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1452 lifetime posts
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Sometimes in rare situations you have what is called cavitation by the water meter where the water enters the meter registering movement but the water is not flowing through the meter.

I would first check the water meter dial for any movement IF none then shut valve by the meter and listen carefully as you may have a defective shut off which allowing some water to by-pass.

I hope the installer of the meter has the brains to install two shut off valves one prior to the meter and one after.

IF they did do not assume the valves hold, that is why a test tee should be installed after the meter and before the 2nd valve
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