Leak Indicator Spinning Backwards - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10

Leak indicator spinning backwards

The leak indicator on the water meter will spin backwards 1/2 turn or so. Is this normal?
We have low water pressure after a leak we fixed and the water company is reluctant to check the meter for problems.


whitecrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2011, 02:08 AM   #2
Water Treatment
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 935
Rewards Points: 900

You turn the water off and the meter spins back ward a little?
You might put in a check valve before the meter to keep water from flowing backwards.


Akpsdvan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2011, 02:16 AM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10

Yes would this be an indication that the meter is not working right?
We have very low water pressure.
whitecrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2011, 05:30 AM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 7,966
Rewards Points: 1,538

I would not worry if the tiny spinner in the meter turns back a half turn. If it went several turns or kept going then I would worry.

By the way, if there is no backflow perventer it is possible for the normal expansion of water to push some back into the water main as each new tankful of water in the water heater is heated.
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
AllanJ is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
leak in cement tile roof virgo822 Roofing/Siding 2 07-23-2011 05:29 AM
Roof leak nightmare..... it won't stop amandat37 Roofing/Siding 52 04-22-2011 12:47 PM
Apartment water leak - questions haris General DIY Discussions 2 03-23-2011 07:26 PM
leak leak leak dongdong1 Building & Construction 4 01-11-2011 09:21 PM
Shower leak (what else) Old home, new owner... Rubbertree Plumbing 8 09-25-2009 01:26 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1