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May 1st 2016

Water Line Problems:

Determine where the water line is leaking. It's usually the spot that is oozing to the surface.

2) Insert an air hose inside the line past the point of the break and apply air pressure to empty the line of remaining water.

3) Find a water line hose one size smaller than the water line. Insert it into the larger pipe and push it in, well past where the break is thought to be.

4) Keep pushing it into the pipe until the far end is submerged in water. You can tell by blowing into the smaller pipe and hearing bubbling.

5) In the space between the two pipes, inject an expanding urethane foam crack filler. The harder, less expanding type works best.

6) Hopefully, the urethane ran down to the water level, began to foam back up, sealed the crack, and you will see it oozing back out the top.

7) Clean up the excess foam, and wait for it to harden.

8) Connect the inner, smaller water line to the system and apply water pressure again.

Tips:

This method will not work unless the sewer line slopes downwards and away from you. You need the far end of the smaller, inner pipe to be submerged in water to prevent the foam from sealing the far end shut.
Vertical water lines work the best. Horizontal lines do not.

Attaching a long, narrow tube to the urethane foam applicator helps to inject the foam more easily into the gap between the inner and outer pipes.

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April 15th 2016

Wet Basement  Problems:

Is your basement starting to get damp, wet or even flooded? It is possible your drain tiles that surround your house are damaged. If you want a dry basement, you must have an adequate foundation drainage system.

If your drain tiles have separated at the joint, been shattered, bent, cracked or lost its slope, water will start to get into your basement. We have the solution to get your basement dry again.

Drain Tiles can be in poor and deteriorated condition due to age of your home. Blockages, cracks or holes can be caused by debris in your drain tiles or even tree roots. tree roots.

Wet houses are linked to an increase in respiratory problems and the property value of your house may depreciate because the basement is prone to frequent flooding.

Water Line Repair can replace your drain tiles and guarantee top quality workmanship. We are available 24 hours should an emergency arise. Give us a call at 604-512-5211

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April 1st 2016

Plumbing Water Line History and Facts:

Materials:

Water systems of ancient times relied on gravity for the supply of water, using pipes or channels usually made of clay, lead, bamboo, wood, or stone. Hollowed wooden logs wrapped in steel banding were used for plumbing pipes, particularly water mains. Logs were used for water distribution in England close to 500 years ago. US cities began using hollowed logs in the late 1700s through the 1800s.

Present-day water-supply systems use a network of high-pressure pumps, and pipes in buildings are now made of copper, brass, plastic (particularly cross-linked polyethylene called PEX, which is estimated to be used in 60% of single-family homes), or other nontoxic material. Due to its toxicity, lead has not been used in modern water-supply piping since the 1930s in Canada, although lead was used in plumbing solder for drinking water until it was banned in 1986. Drain and vent lines are made of plastic, steel, cast-iron, or lead.

The straight sections of plumbing systems are called "pipes" or "tubes". A pipe is typically formed via casting or welding, whereas a tube is made through extrusion. Pipe normally has thicker walls and may be threaded or welded, while tubing is thinner-walled and requires special joining techniques such as brazing, compression fitting, crimping, or for plastics, solvent welding. These joining techniques are discussed in more detail in the piping and plumbing fittings article.

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Water Lines: Rust and other minerals can build up inside your water line, affecting your water volume. If you have good pressure but bad volume, you will notice it when somebody flushes a toilet or shower.

Identifying The Water Line Problem

Slow sink or tub drains.
Water backing up in the bathtub, shower, or sink.
Wet areas in walls or along floors in rooms adjacent to walls containing drain pipes.
Wet areas in the lawn near drain piping.
Unusual gurgling or bubbling sounds when water is draining.

Rust is a main water line problem.  If you were to cut open your water line.. Read More

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