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lily1025
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May 3, 2011 4:04 pm  

we have been working with a plumber since sat. in trying to determine the source of a leaking pipe. does anyone know of a plumber who injects something {maybe its dye} that can determine where the leak is?? we are getting desperate!!!!thanks, ANY type of advice at this point would be greatly appreciated!!!


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lily1025
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May 3, 2011 4:15 pm  

sorry! i failed to mention we are in stx.


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Hiya!
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May 3, 2011 4:16 pm  

I know sewer snake guy has a camera snake he sends way down the pipe of the toliet to see if there's damage but I guess it would depend on the size of your pipes.


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STXBob
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May 3, 2011 5:27 pm  

I don't know about dye, but try Mike Sissem at 513-0056. He's a good plumber.

Just wondering: If you have a leak, isn't there already water coming out somewhere to indicate where the leak is? If not, how will dyed water be any better than clear water at telling you where it is?


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Lizard
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May 3, 2011 5:42 pm  

The Dye will show up where it is not suppose to come out, You can't tell with clear water, but if the dye comes out 20 feet before where it is suppose to drain there is your leak.*-)


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AllMashUp
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May 3, 2011 8:42 pm  

I actually have a bottle of Rhodamine WT dye leftover from my days conducting groundwater research. A thimble full will turn a pool bright fluoroescent pink. PM me and I'll try to find the bottle.


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STXBob
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May 4, 2011 2:24 am  

Another idea: Turn off the water until the area dries. Then turn on the water and watch for the first spot that turns wet.


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poorthang
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May 4, 2011 3:25 am  

You need the camera guy.Water leaks travel to the point of least resistance and can show up far away from the actual break in the pipe.It aint cheap but you'll know exactly where the leak is.Digging is the really expensive part!!!


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