Slab Leak

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  1. NVGator

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    That's exactly it. The lines run all over and through the slab. Again... every water line ties in through the slab at each point. The kitchen sink, the water to the fridge, the washer, the sink in the laundry room, the sink in the guest bath, each toilet, the shower, the master tub... they all are connected to the slab. It makes no sense to simply repair one spot as there will be issues in the future.
     
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    Man when it rains it seems to pour. Most homes built in the south on slab typically bring the service in under the slab and then most branch lines are routed through the walls just for that reason. I havent seen domestic water completely roughed in the slab in years.
     
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    Welcome to the shît construction out here. Just for reference, the home was built in 1999.
     
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    Damn man. That is terrible.
     
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    No, we isolated the cold water last week and determined it also had a leak in the slab. Again, I though I mentioned that before but after rereading my posts I didn't confirm it.
     
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    Here's some Pics of the work progressing. Sounds like I'll have cold water back on tomorrow with hot up and running by Friday.

    Cooter, do you notice anything about that waste line?

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    It's ABS plastic? Other than that I can't see a problem from the perspective in the pictures.
    I don't see where the romex is properly stapled in those 3 pictures (12" of box and supported every 4 feet I believe-isn't that right Gren?)
     
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    You're right, actually there should have been plates on both studs to the right protecting the copper and another one over the waste.
     
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    If you closely at the waste pipe, you will see it actually right up against the exterior of the wall. You'll have to zoom in but you see the strip of wood to the left of it? That was put in so that drywall could be put flush next to it and then it was muddled and taped to match. In other words, their measurements didn't line up.
     
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    Some of those guys get real creative. Looks like the problem was caused by trying to work around a conflict between the waste vent and the water line. It appears that the wall to the right is a 6" wall, if so was there a reason for reducing the wall to a 4" wall, or is that just an offset to create visual interest?
     
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    If you look at the pics I posted in post #29, you will see the same wall before being cut open. It's behind the laundry room. Looks like that is just a visual for a faux column.
     
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    Construction motto......."it looks o.k. from my house"
     
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      Missed the mark. Total f vck up. I'm not original owner but know enough to of these floor plans all have the same wall size design in this area.

      Talking to my plumber I'm using, they got the biggest kick out of it. Mentioned how it was probably an issue where one was pulling measurement from the north side of the slab while another pulled in from the south.
       
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      :popcorn:

      I feel your pain NV. I had a busted hot line in the dead middle of my kitchen slab less than 5 months after I'd put new hardwood down. Had to tear it up & jackhammer the slab all because they had shorted the plastic sleeve that covered the copper line by 12" and it was in direct contact with the cement.

      Years later when I rebuilt the entire house after hurricane Ivan I moved all lines into the ceiling. The only thing I have in the slab now are sewer lines.

      Best of luck.
       
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        Amen.
         
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        Here are a couple of the work behind the water heater but from inside. You can see the base of the tub from the guest bath and light shining in from the garage. IMG_1347.JPG IMG_1348.JPG
         
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        Going to be able & salvage the hardwood? Any buckling?
         
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        Luckily I caught the leak in time. It only came into the house for a few minutes and we got it cleaned up. Plus, I glued that flooring right to the slab.
         
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          That hickory looks pretty nice NV. :thumbup:
           

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