Slab Leak, how do I block off the pipe?


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Old 07-19-06, 12:49 PM
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Slab Leak, how do I block off the pipe?

I have a slab leak at the far end of a pipe run in a new slab under where the pipe comes up through the slab for an outside hose outlet. I think they cracked a pipe when they did the pour. Is there anything I can pour down the pipe for the shower feed, which is 2 feet before the leak, to block the pipe so I can seal off just from there to the end and then just loop the feed from the sink to the shower inside the wall above the slab? I know I can run the pipes over the top but that would be across the entire house. if I can block the pipe it would be real simple. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The drywall is scheduled to be done in about 1 1/2 weeks.
 
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Old 07-19-06, 12:53 PM
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it has pvc pipe

by the way the pipe is pvc
 
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Old 07-19-06, 02:23 PM
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uglydog, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
I would not attempt it. If you had the waterline inspected (new install) before the pour, I would be talking to the concrete contractor about the repair. You will need to dig up the pipe and either repair, cap or replace it. Good luck.
 
 

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