Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating

hydronic Radiant floor heating

hydronic radiant floor heating
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City water gauge moves slightly. Is this indicative of a radiant in floor leak?

One month ago I purchased a patio home with hydronic in floor heat. Recently as the electric mini boiler was running and feeding newly heated water through the pipes I noticed that the tiny triangle of my city water gauge was moving ever so slightly. (No other water was being used during this time). Is this indicative of a leak in the piping somewhere or is a miniscule use of water normal? If this is indicative of a leak what should I do next?
The gauge will sit motionless for a while, then it will move a hair or two, then sit motionless again. It keeps doing this while the boiler runs. Also, I’ve tried turning off the valve to the toilet and it has no effect.

The triangular pointer is a dial indicator, that indicates water is being drawn through the piping system. Does the meter ever stop? If it doesn’t, then that would indicate a small leak somewhere. Check the toilets, as they are silent water wasters. Take the lid off the tank, and put about 5-6 drops of food coloring in the tank. Do not flush. Wait about 10 minutes, and check the water in the bowl. If the food coloring is in the bowl, the flapper is bad. If this isn’t the problem, you will need a plumber to isolate the leak, and repair it. Good luck! ***********************With this info about the toilet, is there a valve next to the house to shut off the water? If there is, turn it off, and check the meter. If it is still moving, you now know that the leak is between the meter and the house.