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dswren
house is dry , so where's the leak?!?

my water bill was double this billing cycle compared to the last. the leak detector on the meter keeps spinning. i've tried the cut-off's at various points along my line and still nothing. i do have to cut-off's that i cannot close, they are rusted open. how do i change them out or get them closed and how do i find a leak underground in my yard when my yard is bone dry?

canuk
Re: house is dry , so where's the leak?!?

Where is the meter located?

dswren
Re: house is dry , so where's the leak?!?

in the sidewalk

canuk
Re: house is dry , so where's the leak?!?

Alright then .... I'm guessing there is a shutoff valve inside the house on the water line coming from the water meter outside.

If so ..... I'm guessing you shut this off and observed the flow indicator on the meter outside?

I'm guessing from your description this flow indicator was still spinning?

If this was the case was it spinning slower ?

dswren
Re: house is dry , so where's the leak?!?

i have 3 shut off valves after the meter. one just before the house, one just after the house and one near my grandfather's old workshop. the one that is nearest the workshop i can and did turn tighter. that made an ever so slight difference at the meter. the other two shut off's are rusted open i asume. i just can't get them to turn. that's if the street key can grip it. one of them is so broken the street key can't even get a hold of the valve.

darknessesedge
Re: house is dry , so where's the leak?!?

time to replace the one closest to the street.
do it before you spring a leak inside the house and then you have to bail out.
either you do it, or call a plumber.

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