water leak

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is it possible to have a underground water leak with no wet ground.if there is a leak it is possible it could be under cement would the cement be wet?

-- tim gruber (herbs@computer-concepts.com), February 02, 2002


would depend on the drainage of the soil,, depth of the pipes,, amount of the leak,,,,ect

-- Stan (sopal@net-port.com), February 02, 2002.


-- Gary (gws@columbus.rr.com), February 02, 2002.

Borrow a plumbers pressure gauge that fits on an outside faucet. It just has a hose fitting that fits the faucet...install it and turn the water on for a period of time. (during this test be sure you are not using any water--all faucets closed, not toilet flushing etc). If pressure changes, you got a leak! You can buy a pressure guage and make one yourself.

-- milam gerick (milamgerick@juno.com), February 02, 2002.

Here in the town i live we had a woman that was coming up with some outrages bills. She was using 40,000 gallons a month. But no water was coming up to the surface. We changed her water meter and it showed the same, that water was running. We got the backhoe and dug where the line was and sure enough it was leaking and running down an old abandoned septic tank and out the leachline. By looking at it you would sware no leak but it was

-- dale (dgarr@fidnet.com), February 02, 2002.

I forgot one important thing when using the pressure guage above, that is to cut off the water supply when you do the test...and have all faucets closed except the pressure guage one... If pressure drops you have a leak.

-- milam gerick (milamgerick@juno.com), February 02, 2002.

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