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Originally posted by Michael Labbe:
Testing system on modular 2-story house, shipped already sheet-rocked. No leaks at lavs, tubs, showers and places I’ve had to make connections. Afraid leak is under sheet rock somewhere. Is it possible to run a smoke test? If so, how?


Never EVER, EVER test water piping with “AIR” Only a real moron/stuble bum would dare suggest this.

Water lines shall be tested with potable water and depending on local code around 11/2 times the actual working pressure

A “Smoke test” like an oil of peppermint test is used on DWV systems only

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