Strange Cast leaking on my incoming main water line

seattlemattMay 8, 2012

I recently purchased my home. Just noticed that the incoming water line has some funky cast over it like it was repaired. It appears to be leaking a little bit as it and the floor around it is wet. Any ideas about what I have going on here?

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seattlematt

I guess what I really want to know is what I am getting into in repairing it. I wonder why this strange gauze was used, and if the leak goes down past the floor.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 8:10PM
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brickeyee

Could be condensation and an attempt to limit it.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 12:49PM
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seattlematt

So has no one seen this type of repair before?

I am planning to remove it with a razor blade and see what is inside so that i can attempt repair, just want to make sure I know what I'm getting into.

I can't quite figure out why someone would repair in this way.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 5:02PM
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kirkhall

No idea. It will be great if you posted up your findings though, for future searchers!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 5:11PM
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greg_2010

As brickeyee said, are you sure there is actually a leak and it's not just insulation to (unsuccessfully) stop condensation?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 4:14PM
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