Sense data leads to house main drain pipe leak

Very slow leak in old cast iron house main drain pipe that runs through basement crawl space where a dehumidifier is located to keep humidity low. Called plumber to replace pipe. Savings difficult to estimate since it should include prevention of future erosion of drain pipe and serious damage to joists etc.

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Sense app let me know the crawl space dehumidifier had stopped cycling on and off as was typical and was basically in constant-on mode. Investigating I discovered small puddles on top of plastic floor liner in crawl space under drain pipe . Dehumidifier was using a lot of electricity to evaporate those puddles and pump moisture to outside of foundation.

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