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  • #16
    Re: Second Water Leak in 3 Months in So. Orange County, California

    there are a handful of members on the forum that live and work around o.c.

    should not have to move out, but water will be off during the tie ins. might get a little dusty and inconvenient, but nothing like a remodel.

    get a couple estimates and game plans.

    pex is not rated for sunlight. so if you use pex it has to be kept away from the uv light.

    i would also check to see if the epoxy co can give you any guarantee and a price. might not be that bad as a 2 story house would normally require fancy cutting to repipe unless the bathrooms stack. has anyone in the neighborhood repiped or epoxied yet? if so was the homeowner happy with the work and price? that would be a place to start.

    give it a few days and someone might chime in from the area.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #17
      Re: Second Water Leak in 3 Months in So. Orange County, California

      I have never seen an epoxy estimate that was less expensive then a repipe even after the cost of drywall repairs. The job should take three days and the water should be on at night to at least one bathroom. The cost will be dependent on what materials are used.

      The normal guarantee from the epoxy companies is 10-years and does not include ensuing damages.

      Mark
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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      • #18
        Re: Second Water Leak in 3 Months in So. Orange County, California

        Why not use Rick ? I think He's somewhat near You, and He's a top notch Plumber and Human ?
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        • #19
          Re: Second Water Leak in 3 Months in So. Orange County, California

          Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
          Why not use Rick ? I think He's somewhat near You, and He's a top notch Plumber and Human ?

          It's way out of Rick's area and Rick does not do repipes.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #20
            Re: Second Water Leak in 3 Months in So. Orange County, California

            thanks kevin.

            the days of crawling under homes and chasing pipe throughout the walls and ceilings are pretty much over. last big 155 unit condo repipe was done in 1996. it takes a crew and i'm solo.

            wish i had propress back then tried the electric soldering tongs and those were a joke.

            he should be able to find a local plumber who comes recommended.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #21
              Re: Second Water Leak in 3 Months in So. Orange County, California

              Thanks, everyone. Hopefully, someone local will see this soon and make a recommendation for a repipe specialist in OC.

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              • #22
                Re: Second Water Leak in 3 Months in So. Orange County, California

                Hi there.

                Mouton Niguel water district currently has a class action lawsuit against it regarding corrosive water. Chlorine and Chloramines arein your water. Those yearly water reports are designed to look,like junk mail purposly. I fix pinholes in South County copper on a regular basis. The builders all used type M copper, which is pathetically thin.

                When I do perform leak detections for under slab burst pipes, I focus on the affected line. No I don't pinpoint the exact spot because that would suggest fixing it in the ground is an option. I'll reroute through walls and ceiling in PEX or Type L copper, whatever the client wants to use. Unless it's an island sink with no other option, I'm not busting up floors.

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