Re: Leaking copper pipe at cold water supply line
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service Inc. LMP on April 04, 19100 at 18:17:11:
In response to Re: Leaking copper pipe at cold water supply line
: I live in a 2-year old home and just recently noticed a slow drip occurring on the main copper pipe which contains the cold water supply. Basically the copper pipe comes thru the basement wall from outside, and the dripping is occurring at the connection point between this pipe and the main shut-off valve component (both are before the meter). I put a pail underneath the drip and it had about 2 inches of water over 5 hours. This occurs whether or not the water is running somewhere in the house.

: The pipe has been untouched since it's new installation when we built our house in 1998, so this seems rather unusual in a new home. Do the pipes need tightening every so often, or can I caulk something? Or would I have to replace one of the components? FYI, my electrical breaker box and phone line both have ground connections to this supply line.

: Any help appreciated.

: Randy

You may need to tighten the packing nut behind the handle. You need to take a towel and dry all the connections and use a flash light and look for the exact spot of the leak . Then tell us what is leaking and we will tell you what needs to be done to fix it. Dale's Plumbing Service Inc. LMP

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