Cracked Tub Drain Leak Found in Folsom

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Cracked Tub Drain Leak Found in Folsom

 

It took a contractor to find this tricky leak in Folsom. Others were trying to repair all sorts of likely sources of the leaking water. Plumbers putty, tightening of the drain, and checking the overflow proved to be useless. Sometimes finding the leak is just hard to find.

After all the other ideas were exhausted, I had a chance to take a look. I opened the ceiling below to get a look up close, I could see that water had been leaking for some time. It was hard to see the crack, but I know from experience that this was the reason.

After cutting out the damaged plumbing drain, I could easily prove that this was the source of the water leaking into the unit below. It was a little tricking putting it back together but that's why we get called – we know how to make things rught again.

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 Good Thursday morning Tom. It is amazing what we find it a real estate especially in the plumbing department.

Nov 04, 2015 05:39 PM #1
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Jay Markanich
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Is that a negative photograph of a PVC drain section?

Or ABS with mineral deposits?

Would a negative of PVC with mineral deposits look like the ABS photo?

So many questions.

So many questions.

Nov 04, 2015 07:28 PM #2
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Jay Markanich
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To call that a tricky leak is most accurate!  Great find.  Do you use ABS or PVC in replacement?

Nov 04, 2015 07:30 PM #3
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James Dray
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Good morning Tom.  For those who tried before you were called apparently they didn't look hard enough.  

Nov 04, 2015 07:59 PM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Tom. Great catch and funny how you found this. Well done.

Nov 04, 2015 10:06 PM #5
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Donny Carter
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I bet you tried everything before opening the ceiling! You were probably so glad to find the crack when you did!

Nov 09, 2015 02:37 AM #6
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