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Old 03-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #16
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Sorry, what is a water softener? Not to sure what you mean by timer could be stuck in back wash. My electric bill has been tremendous as well, could this be the problem? Could this be the noise that I am hearing?

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:27 PM   #17
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Yes I am fearing the worsted! I know already that when I shut the main off in my crawl space where the pipe comes up through the concrete, the running water sound goes away This is without touching the main from the street.
I am having a hard time understanding something, when I turn off the main valve in the crawl space and the sound goes off, wouldn't that mean that the leak is on the house side of the main valve? If the leak was under the crawlspace concrete, by turning off the crawlspace main valve, wouldn't I still hear the water running? Right now when I turn off the cs main valve it goes off/no sound.

Thanks for all of your help, I will keep investigating and will let you know what I or a professional will come up with.

No I don't have a water softener
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I am having a hard time understanding something, when I turn off the main valve in the crawl space and the sound goes off, wouldn't that mean that the leak is on the house side of the main valve? If the leak was under the crawlspace concrete, by turning off the crawlspace main valve, wouldn't I still hear the water running? Right now when I turn off the cs main valve it goes off/no sound.

Thanks for all of your help, I will keep investigating and will let you know what I or a professional will come up with.

No I don't have a water softener
What do you mean by crawlspace concrete? Do you have a slab down there or are you talking about the foundation? Have you checked all the suggestions put forth so far?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #19
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If the leak was under the crawlspace concrete,
Is your house built on a concrete slab or does it have wooden floors?
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Is your house built on a concrete slab or does it have wooden floors?
Wooden floors. It has a concrete crawlspace.
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Check for toilet running due to leaky flush valve. Flush toilet, drop of food dye in tank. See if color ends up in bowl.
Also, if toilet ballcock valve isn't shutting off, water can flow down the overflow tube in the tank, wasting more water.
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Ok, I was wrong when I said I couldn't hear anything when I turned off the main valve (crawlspace). After shutting it off again today, I realized that I could hear running water still, but faintly. So this would most likely mean that I have a leak between the house and the street? I haven't shut the water at the street yet however. But I will asap, to see if the sound goes away completely.

Thanks for all your help guys, really appreciate it. I will keep you posted.
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Ok, I was wrong when I said I couldn't hear anything when I turned off the main valve (crawlspace). After shutting it off again today, I realized that I could hear running water still, but faintly. So this would most likely mean that I have a leak between the house and the street?
It's likely but you won't know for sure until you shut off your curb stop at the street. When you put the key on the curbstop, put your ear on it too. You might be able to hear the water whistling by (and stop when you turn the valve off).

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