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Discuss Damaged Water Pipe - What was the cause? in the Fittings & Pipes area at

  1. Rich

    Rich New Member


    I'm currently in an argument about the cause of a damaged pipe which has caused further damage to the building. I would really appreciate as many opinions as possible to how people think the damage to the pipe in the picture was likely to have occurred . To reduce bias, I'm not going to say what I think, but I am going to say I think it's fairly obvious.


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  2. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Well it’s definitely not corroded. Looks like it’s been drilled or hammered through. Could’ve been an honest mistake and picked up out of the van instead of a new one, my van can get quite untidy when really busy. Just there’s no way it could’ve been drilled/ hammered whilst hovering in air behind a pedestal
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  3. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Or has it been done maliciously, have you had a dispute with someone and not necessarily the plumber?
  4. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Has it been bent over causing a weak spot that has given way?
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  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    So what do you think?:p:D
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  6. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Trusted Plumber GSR

    Is there more background to this story?

    Do you suspect foul play or someone being clumsy?
  7. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Looks to me like something has pierced it. As the braiding has been opened up.
  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would say pushed from outside in. Or someone has tried to make it look that way?
  9. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Mutant mice :D
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  10. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Well-Known Member

    In 40,years experience I have not seen such a failure on a flexible hose . It looks like a nail penetration . I am however interested in the fact that a flexi has been cable tied adjacent , have a nice weekend all Sherlock Holmes is now off shift
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  11. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Something has been pushed into that metal braiding.
    The part of braiding just immediately below the hole is bent.
    I don’t even think very high pressure burst would do that damage.
    I wonder did someone attempt to plug the already burst hose and did that damage from outside to the braiding?
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  12. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    I've seen it where the rod from a pop up waste has worn through the braiding over time, that one had the hoses cable tied together too. Got a picture of it somewhere but I'll be buggered if I can find it.
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  13. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    The steel braiding is torn,broken. 100% external impact
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  14. Phil

    Phil Plumber

    Is it a through and through?
    Is there an exit wound?
    What angle and coverage is the water splatter?

    Yes I've watched too much CSI, it looks like it has been punctured?
  15. AMGasServices

    AMGasServices GSR

    There can be a lot of different circumstances before I leave a valuable comment it would be better to get more information from the poster. Such as history etc...
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