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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Zonny, Oct 12, 2012.
Yes. Hot water no less. Ambient floor heating when I didn't want it.
I don't understand (although I DO sympathize). Do you have hot water pipes running under or through the slab?
That's going to be a pain in the *#&^@!!!!
I guess. I have no clue but I guess we find out when the demo begins. Woke up with water in the garage, soggy, hot carpet in the master bedroom closet (backs up to the garage) and the tile in the laundry room is warm.
I feel $$$$$$$$ leaking from somewhere
Galvanized steel pipes? Mid-80s construction?
Copper pipes. Late 70s construction.
YIKES!!! There will be some $$$$$ exchanging hands.
If its from the mid 80s construction....more than likely it is that galvanized crap....although (a rarity) it could be some aluminum or copper. The chems in the concrete sometimes causes the aluminum/copper to corrode, then a leakage.
Dang... that's just really bad luck then.
Sorry to hear, but take a tiny bit of solace that its isn's even worse. My buddy is going through the same, but its a sewer pipe!! Pretty crappy situation costing him $35k.
Oh that really does suck. Been there, done that and it ain't cheap.
I dunno why they just don't do pier and beam. Slabs stink but then again, I'm not a contractor.
Yeah, I'm not a happy camper today but I've really had very few maintenance type issues with this house.
The guy that is doing the work, is 'the family plumber' having done a lot of work for many other members so I'm confident I'll get a fair charge for quality work.
My sister had to have one dug up in her living room a few years back. It weren't pretty.
Often the hot water heater is in the garage in the south. Sometimes they spring and leak and there is hot water everywhere.
How do you know it is under the slab?
What part of the country are you in? I am in the Dallas area and very little of the water piping is underground (main feed line into the house) and none of the hotwater.
Hopefully it is not as bad as you think.
The guy that pinpoints the leak is due in a couple of hours. The plumber will be back tomorrow. He said we may be able to re-route the plumbing but he won't know until we get into the wall to check out all the 'loops'.
I'm in Arizona.
Slab leaks are a very common insurance claim. Almost always a reroute is possible through the walls and attic eliminating the failed line. Less common is a reroute outside the home and then back in to the water fixtures. Make sure you contact your insurance carrier and file the claim. Not only are you going to have the water damages you will also have the wall and ceiling access damage to reroute the plumbing. You most certainly also have some personal property damage that was sitting on the wet carpet. I earn a very good income from slab leaks.
99% of the time it is the hot water. Cold water leaks are rare.
I am working a claim now where the copper pipe has been leaking under the foundation since the home was built in the 1950's. The original construction plumber forgot to sweat a joint.