Thanks for all the advice, this is an excellent forum, lots of
Here is what I have done so far:
(1) When I turn off the valve where the water enters the house, the
leak stops, so it is not in the front yard, but somewhere in or under
(2) When i turn off the hot water heater, the leak is still there, so
it's in the cold water somewhere.
(3) I have turned off all water in the house, the sprinklers and the
outside faucets, and still have the leak.
Our house is on perimeter wall with about 2 ft crawl space. It's mushy
down there. It would really be nasty going down there
The leak is approximately 2-4 gal/hr
Our house was built in '89 so I think it is all copper down below.
Where would it most likely be leaking, in an elbow or a tee?
If it was leaking behind a fitting shouldn't the wall show some
1. unless your water is free, why not call a plumber in the morning?
i'll guess the leak is causing the mushy area. if you have winter and a
crawl space, you may need to add an automatic thermostat anti-freeze
pipe wrap heater after the plumber's repair. ask him.
2. if you use a washing machine double female and a white drinking
water rv hose to hook up to the neighbor's house hose cock to yours,
would that help to pinpoint the leak?
- posted on April 12, 2006, 2:56 pm
I am unclear on point # 2
- posted on April 12, 2006, 1:35 am
What is the rate of flow? (how much water in how much time?)
(don't forget the icemaker)
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- posted on April 12, 2006, 2:10 am
It is common for a toilet to leak without sound.