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    Posted: 23-Jan-2001 at 7:58pm
I AM IN NORTHERN CALIF AND SUFFERING FROM LOW WATER RECOVERY SO I'VE HAD TO HAUL WATER 3 TIMES BUT EVEN WITH EXTREME CONSERVATION MEASURES I'M LOSING 4-5 HUNDRED GALLONS FROM MY HOLDING TANK EVERY 2-3 DAYS-I'M THINKING I HAVE AN UNDERGROUND LEAK SOMEWHERE. ANY IDEAS-PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN THANKS
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2001 at 7:52am
Plumbers with the proper leak detection equipment can locate leaks in underground piping. If your leak is in the tank itself you may want to call a company named "American Leak Detection". I know that they have some in the Sacramento area.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2001 at 9:04pm
hey rhaines thanks for the tip-we have a lead on the leak detection equipment and are hoping to do most of the work ourselves so it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.do you live in calif? part of my intrigue with this site was that it was international-just curious-thanks again...JDL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2001 at 9:48pm
JDL, I live in the Los Angeles area. If your leak is in a pipe, it makes the detection a lot easier if you know exactly where the pipe is buried, then listen along the entire length of the pipe. Once you think you know where the leak is, put some air pressure on the pipe and it will make a much louder noise than the water and confirm the location before you start digging.
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