|Posted by Terry Love on July 31, 19100 at 19:34:54:|
|In response to Re: Hissing sound in copper pipe ( complete idiot )|
: I have a cold water leak somewhere in (or underneath)my slab. There is no evidence, inside or outside, of water; but the hissing is unmistakably a leak. It is slowly getting worse. Is there any way to pinpoint the origin through sound? Toilets have been eliminated as the source. The missing is loudest at the two bathroom sinks. At some cold water pipes, such as the kitchen and laundry room, it can not be heard at all. I have used a stethescope to amplify the sound. The house is 40 years old with copper piping.
When I was a young pup in the trades, my Journeyman plumber and I were sent out to yet another slab leak in an apartment building our company had plumbed. We guess as good as we could, and then called in the people with the electronic goods. He spotted the leak in the bathroom near the toilet. We proceeded to follow his instructions, removing the toilet, and jack-hammering the concrete slab. At this point, the tenants were concerned that they could no longer live in this construction zone and pleaded for comfort and quiet housing from the General Contractor. The General was very nice and promised them deluxe appointments and a fancy dinner at the expense of my boss.
Now did this convince you to get an expert? Hmmmm, Maybe this is more like one of those Complete Idiot entries to win an autographed book from the author.
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