Hot Water Leak in Concrete Slab
Posted by Jeff on November 10, 2002 at 11:46:48:
I have a hot water leak somewhere between my water heater and one of two baths. Plumbers seem split on the opinion as to: 1) hire a leak detection company, then jackhammer the floor to repair the leak; or 2) go up into the attic and re-plumb the two bathrooms. I'm leaning toward the replumb because my reseach indicates that copper pipe leaks are common in concrete slab homes. I'd appreciate your thoughts - and if you agree that re-plumbing thru the attic is the way to go, then what type of piping material do you recommend (copper, pvc, pex, poly, etc) ?

Thanks in advance for you help !

Jeff..


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