He said he didn't know there was tubing below the sub-floor and was about halfway done when he realized that he hadn't been working around any heating vents. Rob went down and checked the valve right then and said everything looked okay. I double checked it the next day when we were cleaning up the dust from the drywall and it was at ZERO.
We let Jesse know and he had the heating guys come up and re-pressurize the tubing. They were able to hear a leak and did a quick and painless repair.
See this doesn't look too bad, does it?
So, Jesse had the heating guys come back and put water into the system. They let it sit all weekend hoping that would be long enough for water to drip out so the other leaks could be found and repaired.
And on a happy note. We have water! And we know our hose bibs work.
At first glance this looks AWFUL. We were both stunned to see this large hole and the resulting mess. Jesse said he was actually prepared for it to be worse than this.
We are relieved that the leaks seemed to be confined to one area and that we don't have huge patches of ceiling torn down through the whole room. We are also relieved the leaks were found now, before the room is painted and carpeted.
Jesse said they are going to leave the water in the tubing just to make sure that if there are any more leaks they will have plenty of time to show up between now and closing.
He also reassured us that the Sheetrock on the wall didn't get completely saturated and said it will dry out just fine. He is going to have the trim guy replace the side board of door trim that got wet. He said the MDF swells up when it gets wet and it can't be repaired, just replaced.