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Old May 2nd, 2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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We had a pipe spring a leak inside the wall between two bathrooms. The plumber estimates that it was spraying about a gallon of water a minute at its peak (at least for a day). However, no water got out to the floors, and we only have had to cut away a bit of plaster to get at it. The industrial dryers and dehumidifiers are running now to make sure everything dries out completely, but my question is where the heck did all the water go?

We are on a slab and there was no water pooling on the floors and no basement for it to leak into. Hmmm...

I forgot to ask the plumber to email me a copy of the little video he made of the water spraying out inside the wall. I'll have to call them today to see if it's possible to still get that.
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That'd be over 1000 gallons, hard to see it all going into the ground under the house without saturating and starting to come out somewhere. Is there a hole in that section of the wall that'd let it flow down into the ground easily?
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That'd be over 1000 gallons, hard to see it all going into the ground under the house without saturating and starting to come out somewhere. Is there a hole in that section of the wall that'd let it flow down into the ground easily?
That's the only thing that I can imagine - or that the plumber's estimate for how long it was going at that rate is off by quite a bit. I'm tempted to call the city to see if I can get water meter reading right now so I can sort of estimate at that end how much of a difference there was.
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That's the only thing that I can imagine - or that the plumber's estimate for how long it was going at that rate is off by quite a bit. I'm tempted to call the city to see if I can get water meter reading right now so I can sort of estimate at that end how much of a difference there was.
You might want to just so you can be prepared for the water bill
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You might want to just so you can be prepared for the water bill
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Didn't you have an issue similar to the OP's water leak?
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Some of the wood frame and sill within the wall was pretty wet. How much water can the wood in a wall frame absorb?


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You might want to just so you can be prepared for the water bill
Even though my insurance will cover the amount caused by the leak, I'm sure my heart will skip a beat when I get this quarter's bill. Same with the electric bill for all those fans, dryers, and dehumidifiers that are running non-stop for the next few days.
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Some of the wood frame and sill within the wall was pretty wet. How much water can the wood in a wall frame absorb?




Even though my insurance will cover the amount caused by the leak, I'm sure my heart will skip a beat when I get this quarter's bill. Same with the electric bill for all those fans, dryers, and dehumidifiers that are running non-stop for the next few days.
IIRC CC's leak equated to that of an olympic swimming pool
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Even though my insurance will cover the amount caused by the leak, I'm sure my heart will skip a beat when I get this quarter's bill. Same with the electric bill for all those fans, dryers, and dehumidifiers that are running non-stop for the next few days.
We had a flood this year during the dead cold of winter. I didn't have to turn the heat on in my house because of the heat from all the drying equipment. My bill was over $500 for three weeks of use.

If you are making a claim, insurance will cover the difference.
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Didn't you have an issue similar to the OP's water leak?
No, I have sump pumps

I had a canyon in my yard from where the pumps were evacuating the water.

Water bill was 32,000 gallons more than the prior month... so I'm guessing my pumps moved aprox 31,500 gallons.

@Sol Goode had an issue like this, ask him where his water went.
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Mine worked out pretty well. I wanted to replace flooring and drywall in the basement. Sometimes you don't know what to do with an extra $25,000 so it was nice.

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