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randmich

04:49PM | 10/18/01
Member Since: 10/17/01
1 lifetime posts
About two months ago, we had water standing in our yard, and the sump pump was running constantly. Turns out we had two leaks in the main water line. One was out in the yard, the other was at the wall, where the line comes in. We got those fixed and all was well.

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the sump was running again. Now it is filling up every 10-15 minutes, and I'm wondering where the water is coming from.

The last time, you could hear the leak in the copper line, but now there is no noise at all. I hear a slight dripping noise, but I can't tell where it's coming from.

At this point, I'm desperate for a solution, and I don't want to have to dig up a major portion of the yard.

DH

05:36PM | 10/18/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Early in the morning, after everyone has showered etc., and is out of the house make sure all the water is off. Check the water meter, is it moving, record and check in a 1/2 hour, did it move?
Does your copper run thru a sleeve in the concrete? ANY concrete touching will it eat thru it. Did you pressure test the repair before backfilling? If you had 2 leaks you could have more, you should have replaced the line.

If the leak is in the house, turn off everything, Just shut off the breakers. Walk from one end to the other. Do you hear a leak? Go shut off the water at the meter, bleed the lowest line, go back, do you hear the drip? Check in a 1/2 hour, did it stop? Look for any stains on the drywall or bubbled tape. I bet it is in the yard in the pipe you just repaired.

j-manplumber

04:03PM | 10/20/01
Member Since: 08/18/01
16 lifetime posts
concrete eats copper? or maybe just doesnt allow for expansion / contraction. If the leak is before the meter( wich must be obvious or your basement would be full of water)you wont see it spinning wildly, call in whom ever yu called last time to repair the break.


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