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    Any tips on locating a leaking hot water pipe in a slab? No wet spots yet, but other indicators point to a growing leak. Are there any reliable detectors?

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    Re: Leak

    Depending on how bad the leak is I've had pretty good luck using a laser thermometer. You can find hot spots in the concrete with it. Then use a stethoscope to pinpoint a hissing sound.

    Most of the time I look for a way to repipe hot and cold overhead

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    • #3
      Re: Leak

      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
      Depending on how bad the leak is I've had pretty good luck using a laser thermometer. You can find hot spots in the concrete with it. Then use a stethoscope to pinpoint a hissing sound.

      Most of the time I look for a way to repipe hot and cold overhead
      We had one of our guys do a hydronic heat snowmelt system under a homeowners very expensive italian slate , 4 season, outdoor, olympic sized pool. The stethoscope idea saved his a$$ - he only had to break up a tile or 2 to fix leaks.

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      • #4
        Re: Leak

        TRY THE ABOVE IDEALS IF THEY DON'T WORK
        CALL A LEAK DETECTION COMPANY SUCH AS

        AMERICAN LEAK DETECTION

        THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO PINPOINT THE EXACT LOCATION OF LEAK
        SAVES BREAKING UP TOO MUCH CONCRETE BEEN THERE DONE THAT MANY TIMES AND THAT IS THE WAY I DO IT
        JERRYMAC
        E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
        CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
        FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
        SINCE JAN. 1989

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        • #5
          Re: Leak

          Thanks!!!

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