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    PVC Leak - Should I worry?

    I had the plumbing for a washing machine fitted a few months ago. The "technician" clearly had some problems with the PVC connections which have started to leak at the joints. The leaks are very minor seepage and I would rather just let it go than deal with the whole thing. I'm wondering if this means it is likely the pipes will eventually separate and flood the room. It's on my balcony and thus outdoors if that matters. Thanks for your help and advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricklev
    I'm wondering if this means it is likely the pipes will eventually separate and flood the room.
    Yes, that is likely.

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    You could bet your house on it... most "technicians" use their fingers to apply pipe cement.
    another thing to be weary of is builders who accidently or deliberatly put holes in your pipes before they get cemented over, it takes about 2 years for a leak to work it's way through 2 inches of concrete!!.

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    "technician"

    sounds like cowboy

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    so get it fixed, hopefully by a plumber who has been recommended

    it is a relatively simple job (unless your pipes are in awkward places) and will only take a couple of hours

    B200 will make everyone happy!

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    Leaks get worse they never get better

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    Best to get it fixed for a few hundred baht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Best to get it fixed for a few hundred baht.
    Agreed, unless your real friendly with the people below...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Best to get it fixed for a few hundred baht.
    Agreed, unless your real friendly with the people below...

    What, in hell? Surely it can't be that bad.

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    having read the posts again, and the title, maybe he has a PVC leak, not water

    the other possibility, as I can hardly believe someone would post about some pipe leaking a bit, is that he has been sold a PVC leek, which would not be very nice at all to cook
    I have reported your post

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    Of course the reasonable thing to do is to repair the very minor leak and what reasonable person could advise anything less?

    I've already had two "plumbers/technicians" make four visits to install the pipe and fix a problem that a poorly trained twelve year old could do blindfolded. I've had enough and have decided to do nothing. Maybe at some point I will go buy the tools and just do it myself.

    I'm assuming that a very small leak in the joint will get worse before it catastrophicaly breaks apart and will wait for that harbinger of disaster to properly repair it.

    I will pleasantly detail the disasterous effects of what many will consider an absurd decision in some future post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricklev
    I'm assuming that a very small leak in the joint will get worse before it catastrophicaly breaks apart and will wait for that harbinger of disaster to properly repair it.
    Sorry, that's not how things work, ever heard of Murphy?
    If not, I'll tell you that it will burst 5 minutes after you leave home for the day.
    The only thing I can't tell you is which day it will happen.

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    yes, do it yourself

    all you need is a small hacksaw and some glue

    buy the appropriate parts, which are very cheap, and do a little Lego work

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