We were called out to perform a leak detection service on a fire protection line at rear of hotel near parking/landscaped island. The line was 4″PVC plastic feeding a fire hydrant which was within ten feet of the leak. I started at the hydrant and worked back towards the leak. The pressure at the hotel
Water main leak detection in North Vernon, Indiana involved a 1/2 mile long, 8″water service running from the main line at Route 50 down a winding country rode to a chicken production farm which uses over 3 million gallons/month! The water main, which was C-900, which is a thick wall PVC, was only 2 -3
This was a gas leak job where the client, a large apartment complex in Lincoln Heights, had shut down 5 units for months due to gas leaking into them. The building was built in the 1970s and the gas was all iron fittings. Each apartment had a gas stove, water heater and furnace. All were
I was called out to perform a pipe leak detection at a home in Union, Kentucky to find a water leak that had started the prior week. The owner mentioned that the plumber, Jolly Plumbing of Wilder, Kentucky, had dropped by to preview the situation and had found a wet spot near a rose bush.
This project included a water leak in a 3″ Polyethylene water main adjacent to a swimming pool. It was not a swimming pool leak. The leak was substantial, but very quiet when listening with the line wet. I added compressed air and helium gas which increased the sound level to the point where the equipment
Water line leak in Florence, Kentucky involved a water meter in the middle of the front yard with the water service entering the home in the middle of the yard. Should have been a straight shot from meter to house, but no, the water line ran 15 ft over, to under the driveway, which was
This project involved a 1/2 mile long 1-1/2″ water service running from a pump house to 20 spread out trailer home sites. The water leak had started in December and had grown progressively worse over the past 6 months. I started listening with the system wet at the pump house and walked with the plumber
I was called out to an underground water leak in New Richmond, Ohio. The job involved a 3/4″ polyethylene water line running from the house out a horse barn. The owner had been turning the water on a little bit at a time to reduce water loss as there was a considerable leak in the
This was my easiest slab leak yet. After interviewing my client, I found that the water lines were only 1/2″, which didn’t produce as much sound with just water leaking, but sang like a canary after adding compressed air. After checking the valving and watching the water meter, I found that this was a hot
This water pipe leak is the most challenging, due to the lack of ability to isolate the system. Most jobs have a water meter or shutoff valve outside the building so you can shut down the system to add compressed air and helium, to allow for better leak detection. This one had 7 large apartment
The water leak detection service was for a 3/4″ PVC water service running roughly 100 ft between two buildings. There was a wet spot in the asphalt parking lot which gave me a rough starting point. The water pressure was 75 psi and the system produced a surprisingly strong signal when it was checked with
Kenton County Parks called regarding an underground water leak adjacent to some restrooms at Mils Road Park. This was another case of not being able to isolate the system as the 2″ copper water service had a reduced pressure backflow preventer on it, which would not allow adding compressed air or helium into the system.