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    Water Leak Nightmare

    Done all the usual tests--Toilets/tank -also had Plumbers (Chaing) in to check, seems I do have a leak, somewhere underground or in the walls.
    Before I take the final step of tearing into the tiles /concrete-on a hit and miss bases.
    Has anyone used a company with a water leak detector? You know like the metal detectors, they walk along and say "you have a small brake here"
    I live in Issan (udon Thani) , but would be
    Prepared to fly someone in, rather than the other option.

    So frustrating I go to Google and they seemed to be used everywhere--except Thailand.
    Malaysia has large adds-- "House water leak-If its under steal Concrete or wood-if our water detectors can not locate it.-We wont charge you".

    When I ask at plumbing supply places here--I just get that 20 yard blank stare.....The Farang wants What ??

    There is another option--an internal water sealer , I dont think its in Thailand yet.... but Boy it should be.
    Has anyone had any experience with this .

    Thanks guys.



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    Joined in 2007, 8 posts. That must be a record

    How do you know it's a leak and not a pump issue ?

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    By Changing the Pump.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    How do you know it's a leak and not a pump issue ?
    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy View Post
    By Changing the Pump.......
    Logical, really

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy View Post
    By Changing the Pump.......
    We apologize in advance for backspit. He is a bit "challenged"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    We apologize in advance for backspit. He is a bit "challenged"....


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    Is the pump turning on more frequently and running longer than it should ?

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    If the leak is under the floor then possibly the tiles will be slightly cooler, grab a infrared temp gun and check around.

    Rented a house years ago and a pipe under the floor burst... they dug up the tiles and ground through two bedrooms, loungeroom, kitchen and finally the lanudry before they found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post

    How do you know it's a leak and not a pump issue ?
    By reading the meter , one would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    By reading the meter , one would think.
    Yeah it depends what kind of system he has. With a well , the only way to tell is if the pump is running too frequently. I had a riser freeze this winter in a house and it broke after it thawed. I also did a pressure switch and a bladder tank recently

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    turn of the taps on your toilet cisterns it does not take a big leak to activate a auto pump and check if it stops happening , fix the problem by bending the float arm downwards or install a new valve, i have had that problem several times and fixed it every time by doing that

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    By reading the meter , one would think.
    if he has a tank as most of us do , and I believe he does because he mentions a pump, then checking the water meter would only show if there is a peak between the water meter and the tank, a condition easily verified buy shutting the water at the valve entering the tank and looking to see if the meter till spins.

    the leak problem Sleepy has is difficult to locate without the proper equipment.
    Try adding a bright food coloring only costs 20 bht and look to see if any color shows up anywhere. Its a long shot, but what do you have to lose?
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    They sell water leak detectors on lazada but you need to be able to read Thai to find out about them

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