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rbtexas1

09:22AM | 02/05/05
Member Since: 02/04/05
3 lifetime posts
Hello guys.

I'm new to the board and am buying my first home. It is 47 years old. I had a hydrostatic Test done and they said the test revealed a consistent loss of one inch (1") in two (2) minutes and continued to lose until out of sight.

Is this a big leak? I spoke to several plumbers and got all sorts of replies that all ended in large dollar amounts except for the last one who said it is not a big leak and to not worry about it.

Needless to say, I'm confused. What do you guys think? Money is really tight and we will get it fixed if it is a big deal, but we sure could use the money for other things right now.

Thanks very much for the help

LonnythePlumber

02:02PM | 02/06/05
Is this a test on your drain system or water system? I'm not familiar with using a water column on other than gas lines. What pressure are you dealing with? If this is on your water lines then something needs to be fixed. If on your drains you may not be in as bad of a position. What do the plumbers propose to do?

rbtexas1

05:17PM | 02/06/05
Member Since: 02/04/05
3 lifetime posts
Lonnie,

Thanks for replying. It's the drain system, and you have now confirmed what a master plumber and the third plumbing vendor told me, so with all three of you on the same page, I feel a lot better about this.

The first two plumbers told me that the world was coming to an end but they would see that I was A-Ok for a range of $5,000 to $10,000 for the first company and $5,000 flat for the second one. They'll be sleeping with the fishes soon. The third guy said he "guessed it would be OK", and the guess part is what made me get opinions from experts like you.

Thanks!




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