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Author:  welshie [ Thu 22 Nov, 2012 9:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house slab

Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast..?

Got my water meter reading Wednesday and thought I would check the reading and noticed the dial moving slowly, turns out I must have a leak cause I turned off all taps in house and meter still turning. I have been in the roof and no leaks anywhere.
So far I have turned off all taps including sistern, hot water, laundry and all wash taps and still getting water flow,
Been in roof and no leaks, no leaks in walls or signs of leaks anywhere,
I have dug around water meter and found connection from plastic to copper pipe as read this can be a common leak, but no water leak there, icon_scratch
My house is set in the centre of a big slab and pipe seems to head from water meter to one outside tap fitting and then up to hot water system, all pipe running under slab.

Not sure what else to test think I need a good plumber to come have a look, any help would be much appreciated.

Author:  panhead_pete [ Thu 22 Nov, 2012 9:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

Have a great mate, Troy who owns Plumbers Queensland. Not sure if that's the kind of work he does but I use them and rate the work.

Author:  wingnut [ Thu 22 Nov, 2012 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

Have you had a look at the base of your hot water system to see if it is leaking

Author:  sunny [ Fri 23 Nov, 2012 5:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

What area you live???

Author:  501freak [ Fri 23 Nov, 2012 5:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

Shane 0 or his mate is up here RJM plumbing 0401354129

Author:  welshie [ Fri 23 Nov, 2012 2:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

Thanks for the replies, i live in kawana sunny. Have checked all round the water heater but no signs of leaks. I have worked out it's using 220 litres a day approximate, am going to look again in roof and try again. Am thinking just to reroute the main feed into house and bypass the old copper one in slab. I rang a leak detection mob on the coast and was told a 200 litre a day leak was nothing and to wait till it gets to about 350 a day and then give them a call back....! Urm won't be using this mob.
Will give that mob a ring dale see if they can give us a quote.

Author:  Shane-O [ Fri 23 Nov, 2012 3:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

Make sure your toilets arnt leaking into the bowl as well, it's easy to get a leak under ground between the meter and the house with out even noticing its leaking there,

The leak dector guys sounds like a douch,

Author:  sunny [ Fri 23 Nov, 2012 8:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

I reckon it will be in the blue line to the house where someones hit it and put a joiner in but did a dodgy job. Disconnect it where it enters the house and put a end plug and check meter. Leak detetectors are flat out at the moment up here because everyones finding leaks in their pool and there is no rain to fill em up.

Author:  welshie [ Sat 24 Nov, 2012 2:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

From the water meter it's a black line with blue stripe, but then just before it goes under slab it connects to a metal pipe, think it's copper but some people say it will be gal steel..? Then it goes under slab and am hoping it's just one line that goes all the way to water heater at rear if house. Am I right in thinking it will go straight there because the water heater needs the pressure. It comes out of the slab and then up to a t piece and one side goes to heater and the other goes into wall. If this is right I will just reroute pipe and connect to that then I won't need to touch any pipes in house and reduce damage to path as much as I can.

Author:  wingnut [ Sun 25 Nov, 2012 6:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

Do what Sunny suggests and then do it to where the pipe comes out on the other side of the slab.You then will see if its out the front or under the slab

Author:  bestbuddy [ Sun 25 Nov, 2012 8:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

It's. Unlikely. That it goes under the slab ! It's just an entry point to the frame normally ,
If your house is younger than 30. It will be copper !And most leaks are between meter and house. Follow what Sony suggested.

Author:  welshie [ Mon 26 Nov, 2012 11:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

Just spoke to plumbing centre and I can get compression fittings for copper pipe and will fit a tap and see if when closed there is still a leak, will post results later, please god say it's in the slab and not the house, but 200 litters a day I think I would of seen it by now.

Author:  Shane-O [ Mon 26 Nov, 2012 1:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Anyone know a plumber on the sunny coast, leak in house

welshie give us a buzz and i can give you some clues on what to do and where to look.
0420216090

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