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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    Go back and read the entire discussion. In 2009, I posted pictures of my system plus pictures of some of the copper that I replaced. The exact reason in my opinion is unreamed ends on the copper...
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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    I thought I had fixed my problem in 2009 when I replaced most of the copper in my hot water recirculation system and added a timer to reduce the amount of time the water circulated. However, today,...
  3. Re: Efflorescence, Latex Leaching, or what?

    It looked like efflorescence to me, too. There are no pipes behind the tile to leak. The bathroom does have high humidity after showers are taken. There is never condensation on the tile or grout...
  4. Re: Efflorescence, Latex Leaching, or what?

    Ok, here are some pictures.

    http://westescalante.com/jpgfiles/grout1.jpg

    http://westescalante.com/jpgfiles/grout2.jpg

    http://westescalante.com/jpgfiles/grout3.jpg

    Thanks for any answers...
  5. Re: Efflorescence, Latex Leaching, or what?

    And number 10. Kind of ridiculous to not be able to post a picture to show the problem because I have not posted enough times.
  6. Re: Efflorescence, Latex Leaching, or what?

    I couldn't post pictures with the original post because I have not posted 10 times. This should be number 9.
  7. Efflorescence, Latex Leaching, or what?

    On the backsplash around the counter in my master bathroom, there is a white powder that has formed on the grout between the tiles. It appears to only form on the grout. It has formed several times...
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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    I was of the same opinion until I repaired my system. If you look at the picture of the short piece of copper, you can see that the sidewall has been eroded clear through. Each piece had similar...
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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    I agree about the cause of the leaking. I don't know about excessive oil based flux. Your original post was what made me disassemble the whole system and replace all the copper. It is very obvious...
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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    Idaho is the home of those fantastic Idaho Spuds and potato farms are everywhere. However, I don't live on one of those farms. I live in a subdivision of $400k+ homes. At the time my house was...
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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    Didn't have to use the ball of bread trick since I was able to drain all the water out of the tubing before I sweat the joints back together. Like I said before, I am an amateur at sweating copper...
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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    Looking at the pictures of the pump and top of water heater, the only black on the tubing is where I replaced the leaking tubing last year. Pictures ****** are low resolution so this is not very...
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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    Yesterday, I replaced the leaking tubing. I decided that since it appeared that the tubing ends may not have been reamed before being installed that I would replace all the tubing and the elbows. ...
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    Re: pin hole leaks in copper pipe

    The explanation below might explain my leaks. I built my house in 2004. The plumber installed an instant hot water system. There is a pump that recirculates hot water from the farthest point away...
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