Repair or replace broken pipe in ground?
Hi - I just found out that the copper pipe from the water
meter to my house is leaking. The house is 28 years old.
I have a choice of having a new pipe run which would cost
about $2000 or paying $250 to locate the leak and probably
another $250 to repair it. Is it likely that once
the pipe failed in one spot that it will fail again and so I
should just replace the whole pipe or is this more of a
freak event that isn't likely to happen again? I don't
know why the pipe is leaking but one friend suggested
that it could be because I don't have an expansion tank(?)
on my water heater. Thanks very much for the help!