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This was a nice one I did this morning. I located the leak, did demo, replaced a section of pipe, rough patched the floor, reset the toilet and collected payment in less than 3 hours. Made more than $1000 on the job.

I like to drill a few 1 1/4" holes with my Bosch rotary hammer in a square pattern and then "connect the dots" with a 2" scaling bit. The result is one piece on concrete that can quickly be removed and disposed of. This technique works well if you are making a hole less than 1 square foot. Any bigger than that and I'll usually pull the jackhammer of the truck.

This home owner has had 3 leaks in the past 18 months and the house was built in the late 80s. We will be coming back to repipe it.
 

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Welcome to the Florida aquafer. ( spelling ? )
Chemicals from all the fertilizer poured on the golf courses prolly.
 

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Come across alot of those here in N florida too. Have some pics somewhere, will try to find and post.

BTW, did you sell a new Gerber with slab leak? Looks like it.
 

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copper leaking??? noooo... i thought only pex did that!!

Good repair! Glad to hear you made some money!
 

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Why not just go with copper? Oh...."Super Pex Man"...I get it :thumbup:

Nice job. We have basements and crawlers, so the big buck pipe repairs don't happen often enough and diy'ers jump on it.
 

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Did you braze that joint? We have to braze all joints under the slab.

I actually have a slab leak tomorrow, at a dentist office, on a sunday. its hte secoind, I repaird the first one about 4 weeks ago, a gusher, this one was 50' away, same hallway, this time the carpet is staying wet.

I am re-piping in about 2 montths, All 19 sinks need to be brought out of the slab, I have the contract signed, this is just an added bonus :yes:

The dentist is waiting for his designer to finish, so we (work comp just kicked in) can go in repipe, change out all faucets, sinks and strainers.

Fun times, I hate slab leaks, but it's all good!
 

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Did you braze that joint? We have to braze all joints under the slab.

I actually have a slab leak tomorrow, at a dentist office, on a sunday. its hte secoind, I repaird the first one about 4 weeks ago, a gusher, this one was 50' away, same hallway, this time the carpet is staying wet.

I am re-piping in about 2 montths, All 19 sinks need to be brought out of the slab, I have the contract signed, this is just an added bonus :yes:

The dentist is waiting for his designer to finish, so we (work comp just kicked in) can go in repipe, change out all faucets, sinks and strainers.

Fun times, I hate slab leaks, but it's all good!
I see MANY CLAMS in your future!!!
 
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