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RichardP1234 12-05-2008 10:10 AM

Leaking waste pipe
 
I have water running down the wall where the waste pipe leading outside meets the wall. At first I thought it was ground water coming in but I've been noticed that after using the shower and bathroom there's seems to be more water (and there's no odor to the water). How would someone find out where the leak is in the pipe. Would the house's wall need to be broken and the ground dug up outside?

gordchevy 12-05-2008 10:18 AM

Same Problem
 
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Originally Posted by RichardP1234 (Post 194233)
I have water running down the wall where the waste pipe leading outside meets the wall. At first I thought it was ground water coming in but I've been noticed that after using the shower and bathroom there's seems to be more water (and there's no odor to the water). How would someone find out where the leak is in the pipe. Would the house's wall need to be broken and the ground dug up outside?

I have the exact same problem. Please email me at gordchevy@hotmail.com if you come accross any solutions that seem right.

Warm Regards,
Gordon

majakdragon 12-05-2008 11:32 AM

A couple reasons this could be happening. If the house settles, the line could be cracking. If the pipe is rubbing against the concrete it could have worn a hole in it. Wearing a hole is more common with PVC drains. I would think that digging outside would be easier, as a first step, to see where the water is coming from.

gordchevy 12-05-2008 09:08 PM

Thank you
 
Thank you, I will consider your advice. By the way, my waste pipe is cast iron.

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Originally Posted by majakdragon (Post 194254)
A couple reasons this could be happening. If the house settles, the line could be cracking. If the pipe is rubbing against the concrete it could have worn a hole in it. Wearing a hole is more common with PVC drains. I would think that digging outside would be easier, as a first step, to see where the water is coming from.



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