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goodcats

07:53AM | 10/05/05
Member Since: 10/04/05
1 lifetime posts
Ok so here is the deal. I noticed a high water bill...along with a leaky toilet. I fixed the leaky toilet and then checked the water meter outside. Still spinning but not much. I turned the main water off to the house from inside my garage. Still spinning the same amount. Could be a leak between the meter and the main shutoff in the garage. No leak to the house so maybe in the slab...where the main water line runs through. I talked to a leak detection company who had me take some measurements. The leak leaks .32 cubic feet per hour, about .04 gallons per minute. He told me it was not work fixing but to keep an eye on it. What do you all think...should I pay the expense and try to file a claim with insurance...or just keep my eye on it like the guy says. Also if I do get it fixed...what should I look for to determine that the leak was not caused by builder negligence? Thanks for you advice!

RayVinZant

07:44AM | 10/08/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Fix it, it will only get worse. You will come home someday and find a $1,000 water bill in your mail box. I advised a customer that lost 80,000 gallons of water in 24 hours, from a 1" water line. The city billed them for the loss. Just remember, if the leak is on your property, you pay the water bill, even if the line breaks.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.


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