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Old 12-05-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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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?

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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.

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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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Old 12-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
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Thank you, I will consider your advice. By the way, my waste pipe is cast iron.

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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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