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how deep is the plumbing pipe from the surface of the concrete slab?

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Hi guys
im a carpenter and yesterday i was pining down bottom plates in a bathroom, i drilled trough the 2x6 with a hammer drill into the newer concrete which was softer than the 2x6 and realized i made a rookie mistake. the new plumbing was run right under the 2x6, now im stressing out because i dont know for sure if i would of even felt the pipe when i was drilling. what im thinking is that i would of felt the resistance seeing as the plumbing pipe is denser than the 2x6 and the concrete was softer than the 2x6. when i drilled through the 2x6 and into the concrete the drill bit went trough the concrete like butter because of how fresh it was. i just need to hear some thoughts on this before i go into work tomorrow and for me to decide if i should tell my boss now and risk my raise or wait and see what happens.

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  1. aoser331's Avatar
    Accidents happen. That being said, are your sure you hit it? Was the water line live? If it's in a basement I am thinking maybe they are just now finishing the basement, meaning that it's possible, probable that the line is valved off somewhere? determine whether the water line is active then you can determine real quickly whether or not you damaged it. Make sure that the line, or valve that feeds this line is open and active. If you don't see anything getting wet, this is a good sign but your not completely out of the woods yet. If you know that water is going into that line, tell everyone in the house to NOT use any water, NO flushing of toilets, no water usage for 15 mins to a half hour, then after you have determined no water is going anywhere, turn the meter off...wait for the 15 mins or so, then turn the water on...if you hear a gush of water going through the meter (provided no body flushed a toilet or opened a valve), you've got problems...