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Old 04-13-2015, 01:11 PM   #1
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What would you do? Should I remove non load bearing wall and jack up the floor to make repairs?










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Ayuh,.... Bust a hole in it, 'n see how far/ which way yer goin', 'm play it by eye,...

If the wall is in the way, ya gotta move it,...

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yep open it up alittle to see where it is leaking at...should have been sleeves around copper pipe comming up through concrete...might be right there..
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Thanks guys. More work than I was hoping for.


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if you know where the line is going..maybe you could run new line overhead to it ...and forget about line under floor
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if you know where the line is going..maybe you could run new line overhead to it ...and forget about line under floor

I would like to do that but don't know where the line under the slab runs. There's at least two other locations using underslab plumbing.

Any tricks to locating where these lines run?


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I would suggest you plan on a total repipe of your waterlines. If it is leaking once underground it will leak again. Better to bite the bullet now. Cut the floor and run new pex water to all areas you need to.
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if you know where the line is going..maybe you could run new line overhead to it ...and forget about line under floor
Funny I was thinking the same thing before I read your answer.
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Temporary fix by installing Sharkbite ball valves. Through a series of cutting holes in the drywall I have located where the water enters the slab. Unfortunately it is the hot line that is the culprit and having it off cuts off all hot water in the house except for the upstairs master bath sink.

It does however remove the leaking from the slab.

Done for today. However need to run lines off the hot to the fixtures that need it.

I agree with the majority of the posters here about abandoning everything under the slab.

We used to have underslab ducting for heat/ac and now it's upflow and overhead.




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