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Extremely intermittent leak through ceiling on first floor of two story house

Looking for next steps on identifying the source of a leak in our home. The ceiling in one of our downstairs rooms has leaked on three occasions, but has never been more than a cup of water at most, ...
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Handheld shower head leaking water when another bathroom's water turns on

I have a shower combo (handheld shower with overhead shower) in one of my bathroom. Whenever hot water is turned on from any other room on the same floor, handheld shower head starts dripping water ...
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How would I fix this leaking garage?

My garage is leaking. I cut away drywall and noticed that some of the joists are rotting or damaged. There's mold, I think a lot. I think the cause of the leaking might be related to water that's ...
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Is this "leak" expected from a brand new sump pump?

I recently purchased a 1/3 HP everbilt sump pump from home depot and noticed it was leaking from the side, so I exchanged it for another one, thinking it was faulty. The second one has the same leak. ...
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Where is the water coming from?

We had our shower fixed and it’s been a nightmare. Now after the job is finished water is leaking through the tile curb (see image). Is there any way it’s causing damage or is it a simple grout fix?
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Loose shower arm shreds Teflon tape and causes leak. Is there a better way to seal it?

So I just replaced the shower arm (the old one broke). I wrapped the nipple in Teflon tape, then hand-tightened the new shower arm until it was firmly in place. At first, it worked perfectly. No ...
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How should I remove the molded stamp from a pipe where I need to put a slip joint?

I'm finishing up adapting my plumbing to a new kitchen counter install, and have just one more problem spot where I'm attaching to the garbage disposal (first photo). I had to replace the bent arm ...
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How sensitive are bathroom sink drain seals to very slight angles in the drain pipe?

I got a new counter + faucet for my bathroom vanity and am reinstalling the drain. The drain hole is in a slightly different place than previously, and this results in the plumbing connection to the ...
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Sewer Copper Vent - big leak when AC turns on

Here in Central NJ, 5 day average has been 75. Bi-level with full attic. First time in 5 years this is happening. Every time the AC kicks on, OR the kitchen sink runs, a leak runs down the copper(?) ...
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Help Diagnosing Chimney Leak?

So I recently purchased a new home, which has a "double wide" chimney stack with two flues, one for my downstairs living room fireplace and one for my upstairs one in the bedroom right above ...
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How to Address Moisture in Corner of Mudroom?

I moved into my new home relatively recently, and it has a lower "mud room" entrance under my main stairs that I've been tidying up (not looking to finish it, but make it more presentable). ...
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Water Leak from Sink for 9 hours, anything further necessary? [duplicate]

After replacing a bathroom sink on 2nd floor around 8pm, we didn’t tighten one of the water lines all the way and didn’t realize it. Around 5AM the downstairs ceiling had a leak and the fire alarm ...
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Strange water leak on front porch – how to find the source?

A water leak has appeared on my front porch, right under the railing. See the pictures. As you can see in the pictures, only this one spot on the railing is dripping water—everything else in that area ...
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Glacier Bay two handle bathroom faucet still leaks after catridge replacement

I have a Glacier Bay two-handle bathroom faucet. The hot tap leaks water very slowly around the base of the hot handle when either tap is turned on. After removing the handle, I can see that the leak ...
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how to replace flexible coupling when you can't move the pipes?

I have a leaking flex coupling in a vertical line. The leak is due to a small hole in the coupling. It is the kind of coupling with rubber and two metal clamps, one at each end. I've loosened the ...
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Should the shower valve inside the wall ever get wet?

I suspect a leak inside a shower wall in my new rental because of the crumbling drywall on the very bottom and high moisture meter readings. The plumbers came in and opened the wall and found no ...
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Crack in concrete leaks water and has worms inside

my wife and I purchased a ~15-year-old home in the midwest about 1.5 years ago, and this crack in the concrete is in the inside of our garden garage. It's becoming increasingly discolored, the last ...
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Accidently Glued PVC to threaded PVC and it Leaks

I am very new and I accidently glued an elbow to a threaded piece of PVC. Yes, I know that was dumb, lets move past that :) Its leaking. Any idea what I can do to stop the leak? It has to be an in-...
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Chimney water leak

we have a damp issue around the chimney breast in our front bedroom. To try to resolve, we had a roofer come out and inspect. Without even getting up on the roof, he stated by looking from the ...
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intermittent water leak within bathroom walls

over the past week i have found puddles of water on my bathroom floor with no apparent source of the leaks. I checked all of the exposed pipes from sinks to toilet to bath, no leaks. Last night I ...
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Shower mixing valve leaking

I have a Hansgrohe Ecostat Pressure Balance Trim S valve that's leaking. The dripping is coming from the shower head -- about 1 drip a second. This problem started when we replaced our hot water ...
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Window leak — is this a simple recaulking or do I need to new flashing?

Have a leaky double window in the basement right in the center of the frame. The caulking is cracked, and there’s a water stain on the ceiling. I’m a new homeowner and we noticed it during a heavy ...
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Leaking basement under chimney - weep hole solution?

We have a brick chimney that rests on a basement foundation wall about 2' above grade (basement is 2/3 below ground). We have a trickle leak into our basement after heavy rains below the the back ...
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Leaky shutoff valve - Main to outdoor backyard

I have a shutoff valve in my basement that leads to outside backyard. I closed that valve during winter and I just opened it to water my newly seeded lawn. Upon opening the valve, I noticed that the ...
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Which of these areas are mold risks or pest-intrusion risks vs just cosmetic imperfections?

I have just signed a lease on a place that was a deal I couldn't pass up with the knowledge I'll want to put some work in on it myself (landlord is not great), what would be considered problematic ...
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Roof pipe vent leak into wall

I was on my roof a couple of days ago seeing if there was tile damage after a hail storm and I noticed on one of the pipes that the pipe flashing was old and cracking and able to let in rain (Pic 1). ...
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How to properly test washer/dryer supply hoses for leaks?

I set up some new hoses for a washer dryer (with steam) and finally got it to stop leaking with the water supply turned on. (waited about 30 mins) I even ran a small load to be sure it wouldn't leak. ...
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Leak at sink slip joint/drain pipe

I am having a leak where my p-trap tailpiece connects into the drain pipe coming out of the wall. I’ve tried to replace the washer, slip joint (the one in the picture has a built in washer), also ...
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Help! I need to fix leaky cracks in basement floor

I live in 130-year-old house with a stone walled basement. The basement walls don't currently leak, but I have some floor cracks that have started to leak a lot when there's a heavy rain. Some of the ...
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Leak in sump pump line

In the line leading vertically out of the top of the pump there is a leak, a few inches below where the line turns 90 degrees and goes horizontal to a line leading to the sewer. If the pump is not ...
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Hot water sound through pipes behind shower wall

There are hot water sounds like water running through pipes behind shower wall. Checked meter, it shows water running. No apparent leaks at all points - faucets, valves, etc. Turned off hot water at ...
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Leak in shower door

Help! We have a leak in our shower door, I think it’s from the small gap in the door seal. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to fix this? We have mushrooms growing out of our floor. https://...
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Trim water damage, should I remove or let it dry?

My washer leaked due to a hole in the boot. We caught it within about 40 minutes and I quickly cleaned up with towels. The problem: the trim is swollen, discolored, and peeling a bit at the linolium ...
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Water Filter System leaking in multiple places

I am trying to install this water filter under my sink in my RV. I am using this Adapt-A-Valve to split off into two lines. One to the current faucet and a new one dedicated to a drinking faucet. The ...
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Concern with overtightening brass shower valve fitting

I installed a shower valve with 4 brass 1/2" male fittings. Before installing I wrapped each thread with teflon 4 or 5 times. I installed it into 3x brass fittings that lead to PEX, and the 4th ...
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Leak at base of sliding glass door

I have a recently installed sliding glass door. I've been fighting with a leak for the past few months (photo 1). I've tried caulking along some exterior seams but that hasn't fixed anything. Today I ...
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Toilet Leaking Underneath After Flushing

My toilet, not long after flushing it, made popping noises and water flooded from underneath. There was very little water left in the bowl. I tried plunging the little bit of water lightly in off ...
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What is the solution to detect and address water in bulkhead/basement?

There are many posts on this site with good information about how to address water leaking into a basement (in my case, a small amount of water leaks into my bulkhead). I am not asking about how to ...
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Leak around window

Currently renovating our new home. We have a leak around in the bottom two corners of the window. We are unsure if this is from the window itself or elsewhere. We have resealed the outside of the ...
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Leaking Shower Pan

I took a shower today then later went down to my basement and saw a puddle of water - there's a leak that seems to be coming not from the drain but from the edge of the shower pan - I suspect the ...
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Rental unit ceiling, unsure if this was a previous repair or current unresolved leak

Just signed the lease on this place when I notice a suspicious looking spot on the ceiling. It is only really visible at this angle, no dark spots or damp smell. The ceiling in that area looks just ...
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Why is my dishwasher leaking from the bottom despite tightening this connection?

I found I have leaking from the bottom of the dishwasher. I tried to tight it but I could not and still leaking when it’s not running. Should I use thread seal tape here ?
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Troubleshooting a potential water leak

My water company recently sent me a letter saying they suspect I have a water leak somewhere, since the digital meter has had a reading every hour for 24 consecutive hours. I checked everywhere I ...
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Why is new diverter faucet leaking?

Shower faucet leaks after replacement I replaced the faucet with diverter with a brand new one. For what it's worth, the pipe (stub) looks super corroded. I unscrewed the stub, cleaned it with some ...
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Have I done a sufficient job of sealing my window?

Water seems to be leaking from under our window frame. I assume it's from the window tracks. I'm not sure if this is a problem that needs to be addressed or not. I resealed the exterior of the frame ...
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How do I find leak from second floor shower. Shower is located in room by itself so it's definitely from it

My second floor shower leaks when my husband leans against wall and slides down to sit in shower. If he just stands in shower, it doesn't seem to leak. The ceiling below room is already removed to ...
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How to find leak, rain coming in from window frame [duplicate]

During heavy rain in Southern California some of my windows have been leaking from the upper edge of frame. I had someone come look at the top caulking and it had separated from exterior stucco so he ...
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Leak in PVC coupling

I found a water drip leak on both edges of a 3” PVC pipe-coupling located over my basement ceiling. The pipe runs horizontally above a bathroom closet with another PVC pipe running just adjacent and a ...
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Whirlpool refrigerator over fills ice tray (leaks) and over meters measured water

I have a Whirlpool GI7FVCXWY02 that is leaking water after over filling the automatic ice tray. I realize there is a mechanical adjustment on the automatic ice try (which is covered up in this model)....
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Trying to stop water in my basement

Bought century home and had issue with water in the basement. Changed the grading around most of the house and installed a sump pump, this has solved most my problems. But there is an open 1 1/4in ...
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