you do not want any fittings under the concrete slab. Make all connections above the slab.
It's almost impossible to tell which way they are coming from under ground I would be sure to shut off the main and start digging and be prepared to make the access box right where you locate the horizontal run or where it stubs up from the vertical position. Now remember when you start digging be ready to do alot of work before restoring the water.thanks sultini. I had just thought of the access panel idea and went to the local store. they just suggested I go all the way through the concrete and reconnect under / cover with plastic / reconcrete the surface. the only thing I can't figure out is..... are the lines horizontally running IN the concrete or Under? They do pop up on a center footing but you can tell they're bent from the left and right (on the sides of the beam). They're claiming the slab is only 4" thick next to the center beam. It's gonna be messy but I can do that. If it's thicker I may have to go with some type of access panel.
believe it or not, they guys at home crapo actually knew the manufacturer of my house and have seen problems with the plumbing. the lines are bent out of the concrete and the concrete is cracked in the direction of water fixtures. I'm gonna go at it today, need two holes. renting a jackhammer. they were dead on about the 4 inch slab too, broke through last night with the drill. Wow, I didn't even know the builder of my house!
I've decided it would be best to just put it all under the slab. I don't think plumbers will come to my rescue. They're too busy in the "professional's forum" looking at hilarious inspection pictures. :laughing:
If there was a slab leak would the plumber build a box or would he just joint the thing and recover with concrete?
Fine fine.....I'll build a box. I can already hear my husband now....."what do you mean the ceramic floor piece has to be made to come up....." So much drama
NO, no pants on fire here. Thanks for your help though. I figured out exactly where each line went and came from, can you believe the pressure is from the backyard hose bib? Anyway, I tied them together last night, built my box this morning, rebar'd a little, sanded, packed and refilled the hole with concrete. The only joint now is one tee fitting. DONE.
Just waiting for the cure so I can build my new wall now. Pretty sweet though it came out perfectly flush with the floor after all of the crafty forming I did. Will have to do some creative tiling however.., it will barely be visible under the front edge of the fridge.
Got the quickrete 5000, wonder how long it will actually take before I can put a 2x4 across a smaller section. It's been 6 hours now and it's very firm/hard to the touch.
Anyway, thanks again. :thumbup: