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HOW TO - Detect burst hose bib


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Why!

Perhaps I should have been more explicit. Water was running out from behind the siding, where the slab is wet, when the hose bib was turned on. You know it's leaking, you know there's water damage in the wall.

Rip it out past the damaged area, fix the pipe, replace any damaged material including moldy - mildewy stuff.

Time to move on.

No IR Scan needed to see that.

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Why!

Perhaps I should have been more explicit. Water was running out from behind the siding, where the slab is wet, when the hose bib was turned on. You know it's leaking, you know there's water damage in the wall.

Rip it out past the damaged area, fix the pipe, replace any damaged material including moldy - mildewy stuff.

Time to move on.

No IR Scan needed to see that.

I don't want to speak for Mark, but one good reason to scan it would be to learn what the area looks like when rendered in IR. It'll help the user to identify future conditions the next time when there are no obvious signs of a leak.

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Talking of obvious plumbing leaks, here's the crawl from today...1954, one-owner home.

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The pipe on the right is the water service entry, and on the left is what appears to be a cold joint. You can't really tell from the photo but water was cascading down the wall from both areas like those decorative water features.

Just outside is the era-typical bent rod shut-off. Looked like it had been reefed on at some point.

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Is "Further Excavation Needed" a report category?

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