Come with me today as we look at the most insane under house plumbing repair I’ve ever seen! This repair makes no sense, is pretty ridiculous, and didn’t actually fix the problem the home owner was having in the first place. To really take a look at this we had to dig up under the house, under the slab and find this water line leak. Today we’re going to look at this issue, figure out the best way to fix it, and in a future video we’re going to actually come out and FIX this crazy “repair” job.
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What do you think of this "repair"?
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The only reason I can think of putting a shut off valve in a weird spot like that is if the homeowner for some reason still needs water that is available on the live section of the shut off and a plumber still needs to work on the end with the water cut off.
I ❤️ plumbing and heating.
How long did it take to trench that hole. You must. Employ gophers and all other hole digging animals.
It never fails when you have a an open drain line and tell the customer not to flush that’s exactly what they go and do
Is it illegal to hire a handy man instead of a Licensed Plumber -also I appreciate you getting muddy for us hahaha
My opinion is to repipe entire house!
The guy who did job cannot be plumper must be cowboy
oh yes your are a muddy pup lol soupy boots lol
I was under the impression that water lines under the slab should be braised and sleeved in plastic, or wrapped in isolation tape to protect from abrasion. I have pro-pressed in the dirt during an emergency repair on a 3" type K copper line, but I wrapped the dog snot out of it with Isolation tape.
Great. Video brother.
Im from California and also a plumber. I know nothing about texas plumbing and the guidelines for texas.
But repairing a section of old leaking piping underground and knowing the rest of the line will remain underground and cause more possible leaks would be irresponsible.
Apologies just mt opinion.
Hello brother roger.
Do they not have attic crawl spaces or ways to reroute water lines in the ceiling or walls in Texas.
If multiple slab leaks have been found on home wouldn't it be irresponsible to repair in slab.
That leak was so close to the tub box!! Probably would have been better to do repair above slab. I always reroute the line . If I have to do a repair under slab it’s silver brazed.
What's the alternative if you can't put a ball valve under the slab
please keep posting vids like this! love your studio but these are GOLD, maybe do a mix of both styles, anyway keep up the hard work Mr. Wakefield, for a retired guy like me I just enjoy reliving my plumbing adventures by binge watching these videos of you out in the field! cheers
Another 🔥 vid man! keep it up, best plumber on YOutube!
Maybe they didnt had a coupling that moment and were lazy to go get one and decided to use an expensive valve
When you ask the home owner hey man dont flush I feel like they proceed to do it out of spite
This is what happends when somebody wants to save money and gets anybody to do the work. now this person is going to spend a lot more money to repair the job that was done wrong from tje beginning… wow I am speachless 🤐🤐