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Old Jan 15, 2013, 1:59 PM   #1
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I think someone should fix this leaking standpipe. I was by again recently and it is still dripping, very slowly.



I didn't take these in this order. I was trying to get the second frame, but it was actually the third of the useable pictures. This turned out to be much harder than I had expected.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 3:39 PM   #2
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Mtngal,

It's funny isn't it that what appears to be the simplest things sometimes require the most effort. Your patience paid off.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 5:26 PM   #3
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Mtngal, can't you do what the little Dutch boy did to stop the leak in dike?--Stick your finger on it. Nice sequence of shots.

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:18 PM   #4
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Part of my problem was that I was hand-holding, trying to focus on a spot that moves with a manual focus lens, and then trying to time the shot so the drip would be the biggest it could be before falling. I tried it recently with a tripod and macro focusing rails and it was easier, though still frustrating.

P.S. Cal, do you suppose I should call someone and tell them they need to fix it? My finger would help for a while but not for long. I was actually surprised to see it still dripping when I went back about a month later as I thought someone would have spotted it before now.
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From the looks of it, my guess is that faucet will leak forever or until the water runs out!

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 9:51 AM   #6
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Guess I'll check to see if its dripping next week and call it in if it is. It's not going to run out of water any time soon, it's a fire sprinkler standpipe hooked up to city water, located at the top of a parking structure. I'm surprised that someone hasn't already fixed it.
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I would not touch that faucet. The funny thing is that the pipe beneath it looks in good shape/newer but the faucet looks like if may crumble if you touch it.
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