I had a water bill that was 7,000 gallons more than usual. No visible leaks,
when i turned on the water it says i used 820 gallons in one hour.. The
pressure is good and there is no visible water under the slab or under the
manufactured home.. Ground is bone dry!! Any ideas? sounds like the meter is
Could be the meter but do some testing. Turn off all faucets and check
the meter. Give it some time if the meter seems to be stopped. If
nothing happens, that means you don't have a leak.
What is the lowest reading you can see on the meter? Can you get a
reading if you fill a 5 gallon pail once or twice? That could give you
an idea of accuracy.
A leaking toilet can easily use up 7,000 gallons over time, 820 in an
hour seems high though. Even a 5 gallon flush toilet would not use 164
flushes in an hour.
replying to Ed Pawlowski, Robert Brown wrote:
Weird thing is sometimes t says it leaks a lot and sometimes a little when the
water is one.. A shower, dishwasher and even a wash should not sue more than 50
gallons tops.. There is no sign of a leak anywhere, not by the water heater,
washer, dishwasher, toilets, sinks or drips in the pipes. Bone dry under the
" When water is off it barely moves" Why does it move when the water is
off? Sounds like you have a leak. How are you turning the water off? Turn
the water off at the main cut-off.
You say the area is bone dry. That could mean that the leak is going down
the drain. Turn off
all of the sinks and toilets at their individual cut-off valves. Now look
at the meter. Is it still BARELY moving or has it stopped?
It's also possible to have a dripping toilet and a failed cut-off valve,
I think that you are going about this right but are losing confidence.
Hang in there.
My vote is a leaking toilet ballcock, if the faucets aren't dripping
On a slab? My daughter had a situation where an errant stone in the
cement rubbed against the line until it wore through. There was no
indications anywhere until we got a leak guy out and he heard the water
rushing. Lost a WHOLE bunch of water that way, too.
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