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Old 04-11-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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Can vibrations cause a leak


Was wondering if someone could help is it possible that heavy drilling could cause the main radiator bleeding valve to leak, the council will not accept liability for a leak i believe was down to the work they had carried out next to the valve


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Old 04-11-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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I would say, yes, but only if they are both on Planet Earth, and reasonably close. Post this in Plumbing forum. Be safe, GBAR

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Old 04-11-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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so is that really a yes or are you taking the mickey out of my question ?
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:51 PM   #4
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Define, "heavy drilling". What were they drilling into?
The valve would not have been tightened properly for it to leak so easily, unless you're jack hammering concrete.
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they were using some kind of hand held jackhammer to demolish a bricked wall and concrete in the chimney breast wall. Do you think this could have caused the leak ?
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Could you "feel the Earth move under your feet"? Then YES! Especially if the pipe coming in is on the same side as the work done.

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yes i felt the earth move

So is that a yes to the vibrations causing the valve to lossen and leak ?
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yes i felt the earth move

So is that a yes to the vibrations causing the valve to lossen and leak ?
It's a possibility, but nothing posted here will convince , "the council" to take responsibility.
Go through your insurance company. Tell them the story. If they believe someone else caused the issue, they will persue it with their insurance company. But in the meantime you will be able to do repairs.
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This is a DIY forum, not a venue for uninformed legal judgements about liability, responsibility, or other legal ramifications. So if you post a legal question, you should expect to get uninformed answers, if you get any at all. If you are interested in how to fix the problem, or prevent it from recurring, that is a different matter, as many of the folks on this forum would be excellent resources for questions like how to replace a valve, or fix the valve etc. But free legal advice? I doubt it.
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vibrations can cause more than leaks - but it won't be easy to prove that
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:14 PM   #11
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how do you know that a shirt sleeve didnt rub across it and open it a bit?? or is it harder than that to open?? Was it in a place that could have been 'bumped'?

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