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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:42 PM

6. Happened to us....

About 3 years ago we had a leak under our slab.... luckily I could hear it (sounded like someone left the outside faucet on) and called the plumber immediately. They told me it was a leak under the slab so I callled a leak detector. He found it right away, fortunately it was under the toilet room (we had just paid a fortune to retile all the bedrooms) and it was easily jack hammered and fixed. The copper pipe had a small imperfection that finally gave way 27 years after we built the house. The plumber said the copper pipes still looked good otherwise. Detection, jackhammering, fixing the pipe and re-tile of the toilet room came to about $1,500, $800 of which insurance paid after the $500 deductible. Re plumbing the house thru the walls and above the ceilings crawl space would have cost $8,000 to $10,000 dollars. I'll take my chances on another slab leak, particularly since the plumber said the copper pipes looked fine and in all likelihood this was simply one small imperfection in that piece of the original copper pipe that finally wore thru after all those years.

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