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Discussion in 'Home, Auto, Hobby and Computer Tech' started by CDGator, May 21, 2021.
All done! Looks great too. Can't wait to go swimming under the lights. All I needed was some lights: Power: And some of the good stuff: Might dive in tonight: What could possibly go wrong? Alex.
Just now saw this thread. I am amazed, and a bit disappointed for Seedy, that CD finally broke something that he couldn't fix. Had to do a work-around...
Not “couldn’t fix,” but “chose an alternative,”
I’ll try harder next time.
I would still be concerned about the clogged line. If it is due to calcium build up then it could also eventually cause a leak I believe.
Well crap. You guys trying to keep me up at night?
Seedy said that was your job.
Copper like you will break down over time. Calcium on it's own won't cause a leak in copper however descaling copper pipe with sulfamic acid could uncover or reveal pinholes that will leak. I would be curious to determine what caused the blockage. Calcium sediments typically occur first around heating elements in water heaters which could theoretically break away and eventually stop a pipe or fitting up. Many new water heaters come equipped with a long copper rod installed in them to attract the buildup away from the elements. A lot of folks in the industry recommend draining a tank and changing the lower elements periodically to prevent this from occurring. It doesn't always extend the life of the tank though as they also rust out from the inside or at it's threaded connections welded into the tank. It's also possible that at some point in the houses's life someone may have joined connectors or pipes in the water system with dissimilar metals (galvanized or black iron which is actually steel) to the copper or to the top of the water heater which causes electrolysis (green and or white corrosion. If this corrosion is inside it could break away and cause a clog. Another possibility I mentioned earlier was possibly during the last remodel a piece of solder OR a piece of trash (think drywall chunk) dropped inside the pipe. Whatever it was would typically find it's way to the 3/8" supply or inside the angle stop termination. One final scenario is the angle stop itself could have a faulty seat and washer or miniature nylon ball valve that doesn't open. @Seedy-are you guys on a well or city or county water?
All copper. About 16 year old house, copper same age We are on city water. again, I’m baffled how it can go from 100%flow to 0% flow overnight.
I guess debris from construction in the line is possible but it’s the other side of the house and we didn’t touch any water lines for the new office. Doesn’t make sense.
You won't be once that wet spot shows up on the drywall
Maybe that will be 2 years from now and we won’t be there.
From previous experience I can tell you it will happen right before you put the house on the market or right before the inspection that’s part of a great offer you’ve accepted. I’ve had both.
And has it been vaccinated?
End of that line: Entirely possible. chlorine reaction on copper -- would that happen in 18 years? Again, how the hell does it block 100%? I may have to cut open the drywall to ease my curious mind.
I too would rather drill or even jackhammer.
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