Forum Title: Trying to buy a house, need input on this.
I'm trying to buy a house and this is in one of the photos. Going to view it Sunday. 1980 house in Alberta. Wondering what it is and what I've got to deal with to fix it, or if I should pass on this house
Category: Plumber Post By: ANDRE MCDANIEL (Santa Fe, NM), 04/10/2016

Judging by the discoloration of the pipes below that towel I'd say that that pipe is leaking and the towel is there to soak up any leakage. But we won't know for sure until you check it out on Sunday.

- DANA RIOS (Marietta, GA), 09/05/2017

Quote: Originally Posted by voletl Judging by the discoloration of the pipes below that towel I'd say that that pipe is leaking and the towel is there to soak up any leakage. But we won't know for sure until you check it out on Sunday. It's a leak.

- MISTY FIGUEROA (Fond du Lac, WI), 09/06/2017

That looks like your water meter. Looks like they wrapped a towel around it because it was probably rattling and banging on the drain stack. If that's all that holding you back, that can be fixed. Find out where you water is coming from and try to plan on replacing that blue handle valve for a quality ball valve. Around here, Meter are normally at the curb or property line. Anything before the meter belongs to the water department. With exception to townhome communities with sub meters inside the units garage with a main meter for the community.

- SANDRA MOORE (Naperville, IL), 10/02/2017

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